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TV Ratings Saturday: Stanley Cup Finals Game 2 Ties for Number One For the Night With 'Secret Millionaire' Repeats; 'How To Be A Gentleman' Rises

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June 3rd, 2012

Scoreboard ABC NBC FOX CBS
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 0.9/3 0.9/3 0.7/3 0.6/2
Total Viewers (million) 3.70 2.54 2.93 3.52

Due to the nature of live sports programming the ratings for FOX (MLB) and NBC (NHL Stanley Cup) are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers. See below for more information on these Fast Affiliate Ratings.

Note: Sorry, we only have half hours today for the non-sports programming.In the meantime, averaging these half hours into ratings for each show will often lead to errors.

NBC and ABC tied for number one among adults 18-49, while ABC was on top in total viewers.

On NBC, game two of the Stanley Cup Finals averaged a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating, compared to a 1.1 for game 1, though this number will in all probability be adjusted in the final ratings

On FOX, MLB Baseball scored a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating, compared to a 0.5 for last week's MLB Saturday Baseball, though this number will most likely be adjusted in the final ratings.

On CBS, a new episode of  How To Be A Gentleman garnered a 0.4 rating, compared to an 0.3 for each of the two episodes that aired last week.

On ABC, repeats of Secret Millionaire tied for number one for the night in adults 18-49.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Saturday, June 2, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (millions)
8:00 NBC 2012 Stanley Cup Final (8-11PM) Live 0.9/3 2.54
ABC Secret Millionaire - R 0.7/3 3.34
FOX MLB Baseball (8-10PM) Live 0.7/3 2.93
CBS Rules of Engagement - R 0.5/2 2.00
8:30 ABC Secret Millionaire - R 0.83 3.73
CBS How To Be A Gentleman 0.4/2 1.84
9:00 ABC Secret Millionaire - R 0.9/3 3.99
CBS CSI: Miami - R 0.4/2 3.02
9:30PM ABC Secret Millionaire - R 0.9/3 3.75
CBS CSI: Miami - R 0.6/2 3.62
10:00 CBS 48 Hours Mystery 0.9/3 4.88
ABC Secret Millionaire - R 0.9/3 3.55
10:30PM CBS 48 Hours Mystery 1.1/4 5.75
ABC Secret Millionaire - R 1.1/4 3.85

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Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

Saturday's Ratings Via TV Media Insights

Definitions:

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.  More information on ratings is available here.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Fast National Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live baseball game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.
For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.
Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

Definitions:

Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live baseball game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

 
  • Mark

    Wow, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a chart where everything was below 1.0! (Although the NHL will probably be adjusted up.)

  • rob60990

    your 10 and 10:30 ratings are exactly the same.

  • Columbo

    A pointless regular season game on FOX got better ratings than the last UFC Event? Hilarious.

  • Passions11

    CBS, why air CSI: Miami repeats when it’s cancelled…urg.

  • The Mike Factor

    Woohoo Secret Millionaire repeats!

  • Tony

    wow at secret millionaire!

  • John A

    Pathetic HTBAG ratings. CBS should just air 2 BBT repeats at 8pm.

  • #1MentalistFan

    Wow, all the repeats did better than HTBG.

  • tatiG

    So, basically, there was nothing on TV on Saturday?

  • JohnnyRico

    Why does NBC still air the NHL finals.At this point I would imagine a repeat of AGT could pull the same numbers on a Saturday and the cost would be supercheap.

  • JR

    Lol game 1 and 2 go to overtime and all NHL can get is a 1.1 and a .9. Comparing to the NBA is laughable. The NBA draft lottery on cable did better numbers. THE FREAKING DRAFT LOTTERY!

  • Nick

    @Rob60990
    No, they’re not. The viewer counts are different.

  • JR

    Although MLB gets a good amount of viewers. The NBA continues to beat them as well in the 18-49 comparing regular season, playoffs and NBA Finals to MLB World series

  • Ultima

    @JohnnyRico
    Why does NBC still air the NHL finals.At this point I would imagine a repeat of AGT could pull the same numbers on a Saturday and the cost would be supercheap.

    Well, prior to this year, NBC wasn’t even paying a licensing fee for their NHL games (and instead was profit sharing with the NHL).

    Now, they do have to pay for the games, but the overall contract (which includes a massive number of games on NBCSN) is probably still in their best interest, even with an underperforming Stanley Cup Final.

    In any case, the new contract is for ten years, so the games will remain on NBC until at least 2021.

  • Barbarossa

    Can’t say I’m surprised given the teams. Hopped being a saturday would boost them, not fall but whatever

  • The End

    @Passions11

    Because it’s normal to do so. Money will still be made on CSI Miami repeats, like any other cancelled show.

  • Barbarossa

    Also, does anyone have the CBC numbers for Games 1 & 2. I know they won’t be anywhere near most years, and definitely not last years but I’m curious

  • The End

    @John A

    I agree, the show needs burning off late night, all in one go. It’s only 9 episodes long anyway. Incredible how a show can go from 7.5 million, mid 2s to 2.43 mill/0.7 18-49 after being moved from Thursday to Saturday, and being taken off the air for months.

    I think this show qualifies as the biggest TV failure in years.

  • Ultima

    @The End
    I think this show qualifies as the biggest TV failure in years.

    Eh. There were other sitcoms that have been pulled just as quickly in recent years (Free Agents, Work It, Paul Riser, etc.). I’m not sure what CBS was expecting to get out of it on Saturday in the fall or again this month, but I wouldn’t consider those ratings in judging the show. It’s 2.6 average after Big Bang Theory was much lower than what CBS thought it would get, but certainly not exceptionally bad as far as failed shows go.

    It’s definitely no Emily’s Reasons Why Not…

  • Torrid

    I know, I know….. *puts up hand excitedly*
    I believe have the cure for the NHL and its unpopular hockey.

    They and their fanbase tried every promotional trick so far:-
    – gimmicks games (winter classic) – check
    – rent a celeb (Kobe pic, Snoop pics and other assorted celebs) – check
    – cup mystique (that laughable metal thing as a kinda holy grail) – check
    – the bigotry thing (you know the ole coded messaging stuff) – check
    – bizarre and despetate advertisments – check
    – copying NBA star culture (with a Canadian and a Russian) – check
    – social media (big fail – other major sports long surpassed them) – check
    – ice-girls (lol – bunch of rather ordinary looking female flesh ) – check
    – lies (basically unending spin which every one sees through) – check
    as to the erstwhile fanbase, always trying to convince the rest of us with their strange mix of sometimes desperate begging sometimes frustrated lasing out & abuse and sometimes pretended disinterest in our response. Very Wierd!!!!

    Well, never more brother Bettman – I have the solution that will slap you in the face and call you beloved!

    !!!! PAY US TO WATCH HOCKEY !!!!

    ….there, I said it and I will say it again – *** START SHOWING US SOME CASH *** and we may come and move the needle a little bit in your favor. Afterall, this is America, cash gets response man! :)

    Since hockey has no way to reverse its decline (both national and world trends/demographics are against it) the most Bettman, his sport and fans can do is try to slow the eclipse. LOL!

    Gonna be a rough 10 years for NBC unless they can pick up some more interesting properties to carry on their fledging sports network. Somebody made a boo boo and the peacock organization ended with a ‘bag of goods’ with this NHL contract- I feel for them.

    So Come On NBC and NHL

    – What you got to lose? (except everything :) )

    START SPILLING THE CASH – a -$20- to every non-fan who turns up or tunes in to watch – what do you say ? LOL!!!

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