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[06/09/16 - 09:12 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBA Finals Spark Another ABC Victory
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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (6/8/16):

ABC (11.525 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.2, #1) surged to the top spot on Wednesday with "Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night" (7.647 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T2), "NBA Countdown" (6.914 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T2) and "NBA Finals, Game 3" (13.648 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.2, #1).

NBC (5.219 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then was bumped to a distant second with new episodes of "American Ninja Warrior" (5.697 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) and "The Night Shift" (4.264 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #6).

Next up was FOX (3.247 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with originals from "MasterChef" (4.055 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #5) and "Wayward Pines" (2.439 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

Meanwhile, CBS (3.752 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) and its repeat lineup of "Undercover Boss" (3.457 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), "Criminal Minds" (4.022 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders" (3.779 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

And finally, repeats of "Arrow" (0.859 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and "Supernatural" (0.663 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) on The CW (0.760 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+9.09% - MasterChef
-5.88% - American Ninja Warrior
-18.18% - The Night Shift
-22.22% - Wayward Pines

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):

+360.18% - NBA Finals, Game 3 (vs. Various)
+109.09% - Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night (vs. The Middle (Repeat))
+109.09% - NBA Countdown (vs. The Goldbergs (Repeat))
+100.00% - American Ninja Warrior (vs. Various (Repeats))
-10.00% - The Night Shift (vs. American Ninja Warrior (Repeat))
-20.00% - MasterChef
-30.00% - Wayward Pines (vs. Bullseye)

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," 2.4/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.7/4; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.7/8, delayed by an NBA Finals overrun.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.3/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/9, delayed by an NBA Finals overrun.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline," delayed by an NBA Finals overrun, averaged a 1.8/7 in metered-market households and a 0.9/7 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.1/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (0.8/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 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 (6/10/15):

FOX (3.932 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was the demo champ on Wednesday thanks to new episodes of "MasterChef" (4.626 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) and "Bullseye" (3.237 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6).

ABC (4.047 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then claimed the silver with repeats of "The Middle" (4.993 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3), "The Goldbergs" (4.400 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3), "Modern Family" (4.460 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) and "Black-ish" (3.756 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) plus a new "Celebrity Wife Swap" (3.337 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3).

Next up was CBS (5.262 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with an original "The Briefcase" (4.743 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10) followed by repeats of "Criminal Minds" (5.630 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6) and "CSI: Cyber" (5.414 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.108 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) served up encores of "I Can Do That!" (2.507 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12) and "American Ninja Warrior" (3.408 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6).

And finally, repeats of "Arrow" (0.969 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) and "Supernatural" (0.779 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) on The CW (0.874 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 0.3 rating while the latter posted a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.00% - Celebrity Wife Swap
+7.14% - MasterChef
0.00% - The Briefcase
-9.09% - Bullseye

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+57.14% - Celebrity Wife Swap (vs. Motive)
+15.38% - MasterChef (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)
+12.50% - The Briefcase (vs. Undercover Boss (Repeat))
-23.08% - 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," 2.6/7; "CBS Summer Showcase," 1.7/4 with an encore; 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," 1.0/5; "CBS Summer Showcase," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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" (1.1/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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