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[06/16/11 - 08:54 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: Stanley Cup Finals Wrap on Top
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for wednesday, june 15, 2011)

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

NBC (8.05 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.2, #1) was the network to beat on Wednesday with the conclusion of the "Stanley Cup Finals, Game 7" (8.05 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.2, #1).

Said finale bumped FOX (7.37 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2) to second place with its Wednesday edition of "So You Think You Can Dance" (7.37 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2).

Next up was ABC (4.50 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with encores of "The Middle" (4.37 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9), another "The Middle" (4.08 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7), "Modern Family" (4.38 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T3) and "Happy Endings" (3.92 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5) followed by the new special "20/20: Caught in the Act" (5.13 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T3).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.81 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) offered up repeats of "Undercover Boss" (4.59 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9), "Criminal Minds" (6.24 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #6) and "Blue Bloods" (6.58 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7).

And finally, The CW (1.17 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) did the same with "America's Next Top Model" (1.18 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and another "America's Next Top Model" (1.17 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): So You Think You Can Dance (-7.10%).

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

Currently not available.


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/16/10):

FOX (6.50 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) snagged the adults 18-49 crown on Wednesday thanks to full hours of "So You Think You Can Dance" (6.27 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.5, #3) and a second "So You Think You Can Dance" (6.73 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #2).

NBC (8.13 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) however was the top viewership draw with a repeat of "America's Got Talent" (6.69 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T5), a new "America's Got Talent" (11.44 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1) and a repeat of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (6.24 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T5).

Next was CBS (6.12 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) with its mix of "TV's Greatest Surprises: A Paley Center for Media Special" (6.56 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7) and repeats of "Rules of Engagement" (4.43 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #9) and "Criminal Minds" (6.31 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #4).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.31 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up repeats of "The Middle" (3.78 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12), another "The Middle" (4.09 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10), "Modern Family" (4.40 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7), "Cougar Town" (3.23 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11) and a new "Happy Town" (2.17 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13).

And finally, second runs of "America's Next Top Model" (1.37 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13) and another "America's Next Top Model" (1.27 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #15) on The CW (1.32 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the evening.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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