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[06/11/11 - 09:08 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Leads Demos With Stanley Cup Finals
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for friday, june 10, 2011)

Here are the highlights of the 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

NBC (4.35 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) took home the demo crown on Friday with its coverage of the "NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Game 5" (4.35 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1).

CBS (6.35 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) however remained the most-watched network with a new "Flashpoint" (5.90 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4) followed by repeats of "CSI: NY" (6.53 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and "Blue Bloods" (6.63 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #6).

Next up was ABC (3.89 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) with a repeat of "Shark Tank" (3.90 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4) followed by new episodes of "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution" (2.59 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "20/20" (5.17 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.85 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up encores of "Bones" (3.10 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "Lie to Me" (2.60 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #9) - the latter of which will be replaced by "House" repeats beginning next week.

And finally, repeats of "Smallville" (0.98 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #10) and "Supernatural" (0.94 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11) on The CW (0.96 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): 20/20 (9.10%), Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution (0.00%), Flashpoint (-9.10%).

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

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Here are the highlights of the 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/11/10):

A two-hour "Dateline NBC" (5.97 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) paved the way for an NBC (5.29 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) victory on Friday. Leading off the night was a new "Friday Night Lights" (3.92 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4).

The silver then went to CBS (5.96 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) with a repeat of "Medium" (4.14 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #8) followed by fresh installments of "Flashpoint" (6.72 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and "Miami Medical" (7.04 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2).

Next up was ABC (3.74 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with its "The World Cup Kick-Off Celebration Concert" (3.41 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4) and a new "20/20" (4.39 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.88 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) served up last-minute repeats of "House" (2.90 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7) and "The Good Guys" (1.92 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #9).

And finally, repeats of "Smallville" (1.08 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #11) and "Supernatural" (1.14 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10) on The CW (1.11 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) rounded out the evening.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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