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[06/16/15 - 08:36 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: Stanley Cup Finals Wrap on Top for NBC
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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (6/15/15):

NBC (7.592 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) was the network to beat on Monday with its last-minute lineup of "NHL Stanley Cup Finals Pre-Game" (6.044 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T2) and "NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Game 6" (7.902 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1).

ABC (5.501 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then had to settle for second place with new episodes of "The Bachelorette" (6.230 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T2) and "The Whispers" (4.043 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).

Next up was FOX (4.234 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with an original "So You Think You Can Dance" (4.234 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.374 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up repeats of "2 Broke Girls" (5.169 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5), "Mike & Molly" (5.289 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5), "Scorpion" (5.024 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (5.868 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).

And finally, The CW (1.190 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) likewise went with second runs of "The Originals" (1.095 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10) and "Jane the Virgin" (1.284 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said duo posted a 0.2 and a 0.2 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+18.18% - So You Think You Can Dance
0.00% - The Bachelorette
-10.00% - The Whispers

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+115.38% - NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Game 6 (vs. Various)
+12.50% - The Bachelorette
0.00% - The Whispers (vs. Mistresses)
-18.75% - So You Think You Can Dance (vs. MasterChef/24: Live Another Day)

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 NHL hockey; "CBS Summer Showcase," 2.0/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.3/7, delayed by NHL hockey; "CBS Summer Showcase," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4 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 0.4/3 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, delayed by NHL hockey) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49, delayed by NHL hockey) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 with an encore delayed by NHL hockey in metered-market households and a 0.4/4 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/16/14):

FOX (5.376 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) was the top draw on Monday thanks to originals from "MasterChef" (5.090 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) and "24: Live Another Day" (5.662 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4).

ABC (5.244 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then took home the silver with fresh installments of "The Bachelorette" (6.103 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T2) and "Mistresses" (3.528 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9).

Next up was NBC (4.078 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with an encore of "Last Comic Standing" (3.152 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) and a new two-hour "American Ninja Warrior" (4.541 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T2).

Meanwhile, CBS (4.766 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) served up repeats of "2 Broke Girls" (4.721 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #8), "Mom" (4.791 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6), "Mike & Molly" (5.622 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5), another "Mike & Molly" (5.246 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6) plus a special "48 Hours" (4.108 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11).

And finally, The CW (1.293 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening with a new "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.732 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13), a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.814 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12) and a new "Beauty and the Beast" (0.813 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Whose Line" posted a 0.4 rating at 8:00/7:00c and 0.4 rating at 8:30/7:30c while "Beast" managed a 0.2 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; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/4.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.3/1; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

·From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.3/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

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

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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