or


[06/08/09 - 11:52 AM]
ABC Overshadows Sunday's Prime, Topping Its Nearest Competitors by 1 Million Viewers and by 106% in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, June 7.

[via press release from ABC]

Quick Take for Sunday, June 7, 2009 (Fast National Program and Fast Affiliate Time Period - Live + Same Day Ratings)

Driven by Game 2 of the 2009 NBA Finals, ABC Overshadows Sunday's Prime, Topping its Nearest Competitors by 1 Million Viewers and by 106% in Adults 18-49

ABC Produces its Highest-Rated Summer Sunday in 5 Years with Young Adults

For the Second Straight Telecast this Year, the 2009 NBA Finals on ABC Qualify as the Night's No. 1 TV Show in Viewers and All Key Adults Demos

In Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, Game 2 of the NBA Finals Is the Biggest in 5 Years and Qualifies as ABC's Second-Strongest-Ever Game 2

Sunday Night (7:00-11:00 p.m. � "Fast Affiliate Ratings")

Driven by Game 2 coverage of the 2009 NBA Finals, featuring Orlando at Los Angeles, ABC turned in a convincing win on Sunday evening. According to Nielsen's preliminary time-period-based "Fast Affiliate" ratings, ABC outpaced its nearest competition during primetime by 2.5 million viewers (10.3 million vs. 7.8 million - CBS) and by 147% in Adults 18-49 (4.2/13 vs. 1.7/5 � Fox). In Adults 18-49, ABC beat the combined delivery of CBS, NBC and Fox on the evening (4.2/13 vs. 4.0/12).

� ABC's primetime results were up sharply over the same night last year when it aired coverage of the second game for the high-profile Lakers-Celtics 2008 NBA Finals, increasing by nearly 2 million viewers and by 27% in Adults 18-49 (8.4 million and 3.3/10 on 6/8/08). It was the Network's top-rated summer Sunday in 5 years with Adults 18-34 (4.1/14) and Adults 18-49 (4.2/13) � since 6/13/04.

� Similarly to Thursday's Game 1, the Net posted its best primetime results with a Game 2 of The Finals since 2004 in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 � since 6/8/04.

"2009 NBA Finals Game 2" (8:00 � 11:12 p.m. E.T. � "Fast National Ratings")

According to Nielsen's program-based "Fast National" ratings, ABC's 2009 NBA Finals Game 2 overcame its competitors during primetime to qualify as Sunday night's No. 1 TV program in Total Viewers (14.0 million) and across each of the key adult demographics: A18-34 (5.7 rating), A18-49 (5.8 rating) and A25-54 (6.0 rating). It was the 2nd straight telecast for the 2009 NBA Finals to stand as the night's highest-rated television show in viewers and key adults. In a game that went into overtime, the Los Angeles Lakers won by a score of 101-96 to lead the Orlando Magic 2-0 in the best-of-seven series.

� ABC's Game 2 of the 2009 NBA Finals posted year-to-year increases in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 over the second game of the 2008 Lakers-Celtics Finals (13.5 million & 5.5/16 on 6/8/08). In viewers and young adults, it was the strongest Game 2 for the NBA Championship Series in 5 years and the second-highest-ever on ABC � since Game 2 of the 2004 series on 6/8/04. ABC began carriage of the NBA Finals starting in 2003.

A note about increasing DVR penetration and year-to-year rating comparisons: Year-to-year rating comparisons based on the Live + Same Day data stream are distorted by the level of DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample, which has jumped up to 31% currently, from 25% at the same point in 2008. More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables, which may not be reflected in the overnight next day numbers. The only truly valid year-to-year comparison would be one based on the Live + 7 Day metric, once those stats are released by Nielsen.

Source: Nielsen Media Research (Fast Affiliate time period and Fast National program Live + Same Day Ratings), 6/7/09.





  [june 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[09/27/16 - 09:10 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Coverage of the First Presidential Debate
Said 90-minute telecast draws a collective 45.3 million viewers between ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC.

[09/26/16 - 09:42 AM]
Bravo Media Finishes 3Q with the Biggest On-Air and Online Growth Among the Top 10 Ad Supported Cable Entertainment Networks
Bravo spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[09/26/16 - 08:37 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Tops Charts on Night of Declines
FOX's "The Simpsons" is the only series to post year-to-year gains on the broadcast networks.

[09/25/16 - 11:26 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos with College Football
The Alphabet wins the night among adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched network.

[09/25/16 - 11:18 AM]
"This Is Us" Grabs NBC's Best Premiere Live + 3 Lift Ever in 18-49 Rating
NBC further spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 20.

[09/25/16 - 11:02 AM]
FOX Comedies - "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "New Girl" and "Scream Queens" - See Significant Gains in Live + 3
FOX further spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 20.

[09/25/16 - 10:12 AM]
College Football Week 4: ESPN/ABC with Five of the Six Highest Overnights Across All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, September 24.

[09/25/16 - 08:30 AM]
ABC's "S.H.I.E.L.D." Is Tuesday's Biggest Gainer in Adults 18-49 with a Best-Ever 82% Jump
ABC further spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 20.

[09/24/16 - 11:16 AM]
FOX Hit Dramas - "Gotham" and "Lucifer" - See Significant Gains in Live + 3
FOX further spins the numbers for Monday, September 19.

[09/24/16 - 10:06 AM]
Monday's "The Good Place" Is the Week's Top Debut Half-Hour of a New Comedy in Live + 3
NBC further spins the numbers for Monday, September 19.

[09/24/16 - 08:48 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "MacGyver" Debuts on Top for CBS
The Eye's reboot leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/23/16 - 08:41 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, NFL Stifle Its Competition
ABC's "Notorious" (1.2) and FOX's "Pitch" (1.1) are outshined by the Eye's football coverage in adults 18-49.

[09/22/16 - 08:44 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Empire" Returns on Top, But Down
FOX's juggernaut is off nearly 37% from a year ago among adults 18-49.

[09/21/16 - 02:35 PM]
"South Park" Season 20 Premiere Marks Hightest Rated Episode in a Decade
Comedy Central further spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 14.

[09/21/16 - 09:31 AM]
Strong Premieres of "Bull" and "NCIS" Lead CBS to Tuesday Win
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 20.