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[06/23/13 - 01:22 PM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: Stanley Cup Finals Keep NBC in Front
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for saturday, june 22, 2013)

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

Coverage of the "NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Game 5" (5.367 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) put NBC (5.367 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) in the top spot on Saturday.

CBS (3.414 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) then claimed a distant second place with its mix of "NCIS: Los Angeles" (2.780 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #7), the relocated "Brooklyn DA" (3.200 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) and "48 Hours" (4.261 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2).

Next up was FOX (2.965 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) and its weekly "FOX Saturday Baseball" (2.965 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) presentation.

And finally, ABC (2.209 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) closed out the evening with a new "Zero Hour" (2.043 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #8), the return of "666 Park Avenue" (1.960 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) and "20/20 Saturday" (2.625 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3).

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

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Here are the highlights of the 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/23/12):

FOX (3.80 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) edged out the competition on Saturday with its coverage of the "Saturday Baseball Game of the Week" (3.80 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3).

NBC (3.09 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then fell just behind with its mix of "U.S. Olympic Team Trials: Track & Field Finals" (3.95 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) coverage, a repeat of "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (2.40 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and a new "The Firm" (2.14 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

Next up was CBS (3.36 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) with its combination of "Rules of Engagement" (1.75 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), "How to Be a Gentleman" (1.56 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #10), "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (3.49 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and "48 Hours Mystery" (5.40 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1).

And finally, repeats of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (2.27 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and "Castle" (3.10 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) on ABC (2.54 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) closed out the evening.

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

An encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Jonah Hill and musical guest The Shins (2.8/7 in metered-market households), dominated its time period. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Saturday Night Live" averaged a 1.3 rating, 6 share in adults 18-49, making it the night's #1 non-sports program in the Local People Meters, ahead of all primetime telecasts on ABC, CBS and NBC.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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