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NBA and Stanley Cup finals top weekly adults 18-49 and overall viewing

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June 9th, 2009

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Sports dominated adults 18-49 viewing for the week with game four of the NBA finals being both the most-viewed among adults 18-49 and the overall viewing audience.   Though the NBA had bigger and better numbers, the NHL probably has the better story to tell.   For one, its Stanley Cup Finals series went a full seven games, featured two franchises the fans are very passionate about, and perhaps The League's most marketable star.

It  was already a pretty fantastic news in terms of an upswing in viewing for the NHL Stanley Cup finals, and the NHL can say that it beat So You Think You Can Dance among 18-49 year olds.  I wonder what the Vegas odds on that would've been at the beginning of the season?

Among the wider viewing audience, after the NBA finals and trophy presentation, repeats of  The Mentalist, NCIS, Two and a Half Men, 48 Hours Mystery and CSI rounded out the top ten.

Both the adults 18-49 and overall viewing top 20 lists are below.

Nielsen Top Twenty Shows with adults 18-49 for the week ending June 14, 2009:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net 18-49 rating 18-49 Viewers (000)
1 NBA FINALS ON ABC-GM 4(S) S ABC 6.4 8,483
2 NBA FINALS ON ABC-GM 3(S) S ABC 5.9 7,730
3 NBA FINALS ON ABC-GM 5(S) S ABC 5.7 7,520
4 NBA TROPHY PRESENTATION(S) S ABC 5.5 7,215
5 NBC NHL STANLEY CUP FNL#7(S) S NBC 3.4 4,424
6 SO YOU THINK CN DANCE-WED FOX 3.3 4,389
7 SO YOU THINK CN DANCE-THU FOX 3.3 4,361
8 Wipeout ABC 3.0 3,905
9 TWO AND A HALF MEN R CBS 2.9 3,846
10 Big Bang Theory, THE RP CBS 2.7 3,578
11 BACHELORETTE, THE ABC 2.5 3,284
12 NBC NHL STANLEY CUP FNL#6(S) S NBC 2.4 3,213
13 MANANA PARA SIEMPRE MON UNI 2.2 2,942
14 MANANA PARA SIEMPRE THU UNI 2.2 2,842
15 Dateline NBC-MON P NBC 2.1 2,831
16 Big Bang Theory, THE-SPCL(S) SR CBS 2.1 2,825
17 Mentalist, THE - TUESDAY R CBS 2.1 2,783
18 CSI: MIAMI R CBS 2.1 2,757
19 Family Guy R FOX 2.1 2,745
20 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER R CBS 2.1 2,738

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Nielsen Top Twenty Shows among all viewers for the week ending June 14, 2009:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net # Viewers (LIVE+SD) (000) HH RATING (LIVE+SD) HH SHARE (LIVE+SD)
1 NBA FINALS ON ABC-GM 4(S) S ABC 15,957 9.4 17
2 NBA FINALS ON ABC-GM 3(S) S ABC 14,196 8.6 15
3 NBA FINALS ON ABC-GM 5(S) S ABC 14,171 8.0 14
4 NBA TROPHY PRESENTATION(S) S ABC 13,475 7.5 13
5 Mentalist, THE - TUESDAY R CBS 11,621 7.6 12
6 NCIS R CBS 11,052 7.2 13
7 TWO AND A HALF MEN R CBS 9,517 6.1 10
8 Mentalist, THE R CBS 8,944 6.1 10
9 48 HOURS MYSTERY TUESDAY R CBS 8,846 6.1 11
10 CSI R CBS 8,740 5.9 10
11 SO YOU THINK CN DANCE-WED FOX 8,687 5.3 9
12 SO YOU THINK CN DANCE-THU FOX 8,648 5.3 9
13 Wipeout ABC 8,486 4.7 8
14 CRIMINAL MINDS R CBS 8,341 5.7 9
15 CSI: MIAMI R CBS 8,206 5.6 10
16 CSI: NY R CBS 8,019 5.5 10
17 NBC NHL STANLEY CUP FNL#7(S) S NBC 7,992 4.3 8
18 BIG BANG THEORY, THE RP CBS 7,815 4.9 8
19 60 Minutes R CBS 7,642 5.2 10
20 BACHELORETTE, THE ABC 7,188 4.9 8

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Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2009 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

All numbers are Live + SD (live, plus same day DVR viewing)

 
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