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[05/31/19 - 08:14 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBA Finals Open on Top 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 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (5/30/19):

ABC (9.560 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1) was of course of the network to beat with its mix of "Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night" (7.498 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3), "NBA Countdown" (6.784 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) and "NBA Finals, Game 1" (10.770 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.9, #1).

CBS (4.924 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then was the silver draw with repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (6.036 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4), "Young Sheldon" (5.880 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4), "Mom" (5.122 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and originals from "Life in Pieces" (4.777 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and "Elementary" (3.866 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #8).

Next up was NBC (1.957 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) with fresh installments of "AP Bio" (2.350 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9), another "AP Bio" (1.668 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9), "Abby's" (1.553 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9), another "Abby's" (1.436 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) and a repeat "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.369 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.486 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) offered up a new "Paradise Hotel" (1.547 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and second "Paradise Hotel" (1.424 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

And finally, The CW (0.880 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening with originals from "iZombie" (0.912 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T16) and "In the Dark" (0.849 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T16).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Life in Pieces
0.00% - Elementary
0.00% - Paradise Hotel - 8:00
0.00% - Paradise Hotel - 9:00
0.00% - iZombie
0.00% - In the Dark
-20.00% - AP Bio (vs. 5/2/19)
-25.00% - Abby's (vs. 5/9/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - In the Dark (vs. Black Lightning (Repeat))
0.00% - Life in Pieces (vs. Life in Pieces (Repeat))
0.00% - Paradise Hotel (vs. Beat Shazam (Repeat))
0.00% - iZombie (vs. Supernatural (Repeat))
-16.00% - Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night
-16.67% - Elementary (vs. SWAT (Repeat))
-20.00% - Paradise Hotel (vs. MasterChef (Repeat))
-23.53% - NBA Finals, Game 1
-26.67% - NBA Countdown
-60.00% - AP Bio - 8:30 (vs. America's Got Talent (Repeat))
-60.00% - AP Bio - 8:00 (vs. America's Got Talent (Repeat))
-60.00% - Abby's - 9:00 (vs. America's Got Talent (Repeat))
-70.00% - Abby's - 9:30 (vs. America's Got Talent (Repeat))

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," 1.5/4 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.7/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live5" 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," 0.3/2 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," delayed by an NBA Finals overrun.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" was delayed by an NBA Finals overrun.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.8/3 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.1/1 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.5/2 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.1/2 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 (5/31/18):

ABC (12.038 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.3, #1) eclipsed the competition on Thursday with its mix of "Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night" (8.613 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #3), "NBA Countdown" (9.192 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2) and "NBA Finals, Game 1" (13.606 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.1, #1).

NBC (4.427 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was a distant second with encores of Tuesday's "America's Got Talent" (5.056 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6) and "World of Dance" (3.169 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8).

Next up was CBS (5.068 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its repeat lineup of "The Big Bang Theory" (6.667 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4), "Young Sheldon" (6.577 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4), "Mom" (5.372 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7), "Life in Pieces" (4.041 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8) and "SWAT" (3.877 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #10).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.760 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) also opted for second runs of "MasterChef" (1.907 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #11) and "Beat Shazam" (1.612 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12).

And finally, repeats of "Supernatural" (0.798 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) and "Black Lightning" (0.595 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #14) on The CW (0.696 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night.

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+11.11% - NBA Countdown 0.00% - Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night -13.56% - NBA Finals, Game 1

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," 1.6/4 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.8/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," delayed by NBA basketball.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.4/2 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," delayed by NBA basketball.

· ABC's "Nightline" was delayed by NBA basketball.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.8/3 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.2/1 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.5/2 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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