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[06/07/18 - 08:15 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBA Finals Dominate Once Again for ABC
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (6/6/18):

ABC (12.312 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.3, #1) dominated the competition on Wednesday with its primetime coverage of "Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night" (9.046 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T2), "NBA Countdown" (7.981 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T2) and "NBA Finals, Game 3" (14.211 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.2, #1).

NBC (4.173 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) then was a distant second with new episodes of "American Ninja Warrior" (5.143 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) and "Reverie" (2.232 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #8).

Sharing the silver was FOX (3.244 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) with week two of "MasterChef" (3.246 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5) and a second "MasterChef" (3.243 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5).

Meanwhile, CBS (4.353 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) opted for repeats of "SEAL Team" (3.825 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9), another "SEAL Team" (3.596 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and a new "Code Black" (5.638 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #7).

And finally, a repeat "Supergirl" (0.782 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and a new "The Originals" (0.748 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) rounded out the night on The CW (0.764 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - MasterChef - 8:00
-8.33% - American Ninja Warrior
-14.29% - Code Black
-16.67% - Reverie
-18.18% - MasterChef - 9:00
-33.33% - The Originals

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+29.41% - American Ninja Warrior (vs. Various)
+25.00% - Reverie (vs. This Is Us (Repeat))
+12.50% - MasterChef - 9:00 (vs. The F Word with Gordon Ramsay)
+4.00% - Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night
0.00% - MasterChef - 8:00
0.00% - Code Black (vs. Code Black (Repeat))
0.00% - The Originals (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow (Repeat))
-11.86% - NBA Finals, Game 3
-18.75% - NBA Countdown

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.4/4 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.5/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," delayed by NBA basketball.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.4/2 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.3/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," delayed by NBA basketball.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" was delayed by NBA basketball.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.1/1.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.5/2 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.1/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/7/17):

ABC (13.806 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.9, #1) was of course the network to beat on Wednesday with its mix of "Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night" (8.938 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #3), "NBA Countdown" (10.040 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.2, #2) and "NBA Finals, Game 3" (15.964 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.9, #1).

FOX (2.755 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was the silver draw with new episodes of "MasterChef" (3.116 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) and "The F Word with Gordon Ramsay" (2.394 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #6).

Next up was NBC (3.936 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) with new episodes of "Little Big Shots" (6.900 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) and "The Carmichael Show" (3.762 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) plus repeats of "Superstore" (2.284 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #11) and "This Is Us" (1.884 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12).

Meanwhile, CBS (4.670 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) and its repeat lineup of "NCIS: New Orleans" (5.158 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), "Criminal Minds" (4.662 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "Code Black" (4.191 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

And finally, second runs of "Arrow" (0.724 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.679 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) rounded out the evening on The CW (0.701 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-8.33% - Little Big Shots
-10.00% - MasterChef
-22.22% - The Carmichael Show
-27.27% - The F Word with Gordon Ramsay

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+39.13% - NBA Countdown
+14.29% - The F Word with Gordon Ramsay (vs. Wayward Pines)
+13.46% - NBA Finals, Game 3
+8.70% - Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night
-25.00% - MasterChef
-31.25% - Little Big Shots (vs. American Ninja Warrior)
-56.25% - The Carmichael Show (vs. American Ninja Warrior)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.8/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," delayed by NBA basketball.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.6/3; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," delayed by NBA basketball.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" was delayed by NBA basketball.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/2 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.5/2 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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