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[06/04/15 - 08:38 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos with Stanley Cup Finals
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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (6/3/15):

NBC (5.463 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was the demo champ on Wednesday with its coverage of the "NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Game 1" (5.463 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1).

FOX (3.972 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then took home the silver with new episodes of "MasterChef" (4.602 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) and "Bullseye" (3.342 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4).

Next up was ABC (3.941 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and repeats of "The Middle" (4.503 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), "The Goldbergs" (3.884 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), "Modern Family" (4.439 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3), "Black-ish" (3.802 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4) plus a new "Celebrity Wife Swap" (3.509 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.798 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) served up week two of "The Briefcase" (5.387 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8) alongside repeats of "Criminal Minds" (6.134 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6) and "CSI: Cyber" (5.873 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).

And finally, repeats of "Arrow" (1.007 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12) and "Supernatural" (0.816 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) on The CW (0.911 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former delivered a 0.1 rating while the latter posted a 0.1 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Bullseye
-6.67% - MasterChef
-9.09% - Celebrity Wife Swap
-30.77% - The Briefcase

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+5.88% - NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Game 1
0.00% - Celebrity Wife Swap (vs. Motive)
-6.67% - MasterChef (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)
-10.00% - The Briefcase (vs. Undercover Boss (Repeat))
-26.67% - Bullseye (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)

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," 2.9/7; CBS's "Mentalist" rebroadcast, 1.9/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.2/6; "The Mentalist" rebroadcast, 0.3/1; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/4/14):

NBC (4.530 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) was the network to beat on Wednesday with its coverage of the "NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Game 1" (4.530 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1).

FOX (4.985 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then claimed the silver with a new "So You Think You Can Dance" (4.985 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2).

Next up was ABC (4.849 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and its mix of "The Middle" (4.996 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5), "The Goldbergs" (4.422 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5), "Modern Family" (5.182 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2), another "The Goldbergs" (4.265 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) and "Motive" (5.116 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.595 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) served up its repeat lineup of "Undercover Boss" (4.853 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8), "Criminal Minds" (6.040 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (5.893 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8).

And finally, a new "Arrow" (1.424 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12) and a repeat "The 100" (1.596 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11) closed out the evening over on The CW (1.510 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 0.3 rating while "100" posted a 0.5 rating.

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," 2.7/7, delayed by a Stanley Cup hockey overrun; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.2/6, delayed by a Stanley Cup overrun; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

·From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.2/5 in metered-market households, delayed by a Stanley Cup overrun) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49, delayed by a Stanley Cup overrun) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly," delayed by a Stanley Cup overrun, averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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