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[06/17/16 - 09:16 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBA Finals Continue Their Reign for ABC
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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (6/16/16):

ABC (14.412 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.2, #1) was of course the top draw on Thursday with its mix of "Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night" (9.013 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.7, #3), "NBA Countdown" (10.254 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.5, #2) and "NBA Finals, Game 6" (16.802 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.3, #1).

CBS (4.934 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then was a distant second with its repeat lineup of "The Big Bang Theory" (6.875 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4), "Life in Pieces" (5.147 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5), "Mom" (5.101 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6), "The Odd Couple" (4.319 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #8) and "Code Black" (4.082 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

Next up was NBC (3.482 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) with a special "Dateline NBC" (5.043 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6) followed by the return of "Aquarius" (2.989 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12) and a second hour of "Aquarius" (2.414 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.107 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) offered up a new "Bones" (3.878 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and the season premiere of "Home Free" (2.337 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11).

And finally, a repeat "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.787 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) and a new "Beauty and the Beast" (0.807 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) on The CW (0.797 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Beauty and the Beast
-22.22% - Bones (vs. 6/2/16)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+641.18% - NBA Finals, Game 6 (vs. Mistresses)
+218.18% - NBA Countdown (vs. The Astronaut Wives Club)
+145.45% - Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night (vs. The Astronaut Wives Club)
0.00% - Beauty and the Beast (vs. The Vampire Diaries (Repeat))
0.00% - Bones (vs. 115th U.S. Open Championship)
-14.29% - Home Free (vs. 115th U.S. Open Championship)
-20.00% - Aquarius - 10:00 (vs. Hannibal)
-23.08% - Dateline NBC
-28.57% - Aquarius - 9:00

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," 1.8/4; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.6/8, 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," 0.7/3; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/8, 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 1.7/7 in metered-market households and a 0.7/6 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" (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.3/2 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2 with an encore).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 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 (6/18/15):

CBS (5.276 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) was the network to beat on Thursday despite an all-repeat lineup of "The Big Bang Theory" (7.148 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1), "The Odd Couple" (5.101 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3), "Mom" (5.463 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3), "Mike & Molly" (5.453 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) and "Elementary" (4.245 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8).

ABC (4.368 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then claimed the silver with the debut of "The Astronaut Wives Club" (5.545 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) followed by the return of "Mistresses" (3.749 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) and a second "Mistresses" (3.809 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7).

Next up was NBC (3.798 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its trio of "Dateline NBC" (6.257 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2), "Aquarius" (3.363 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10) and "Hannibal" (1.774 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.855 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) served up its primetime coverage of "115th U.S. Open Championship" (2.855 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10).

And finally, a new "Beauty and the Beast" (0.881 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) and a repeat "The Vampire Diaries" (0.643 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) on The CW (0.762 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former delivered a 0.3 rating at 8:00/7:00c and the latter a 0.2 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+8.33% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Hannibal
0.00% - Beauty and the Beast
-12.50% - Aquarius

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+57.14% - The Astronaut Wives Club (vs. Black Box)
+44.44% - Dateline NBC (vs. Hollywood Game Night (Repeat))
0.00% - Beauty and the Beast (vs. The 4th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards)
-10.00% - Mistresses - 10:00 (vs. Rookie Blue)
-20.00% - Mistresses - 9:00 (vs. Rookie Blue)
-22.22% - Aquarius (vs. Undateable)
-46.15% - 115th U.S. Open Championship (vs. Hell's Kitchen/Gang Related)
-64.29% - Hannibal (vs. Last Comic Standing)

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," 2.3/6; "CBS Summer Showcase," 1.7/4 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.8/4; "CBS Summer Showcase," 0.3/1 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/4 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" (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 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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