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

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


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.

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