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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.

 
  • tatiG

    LOL @Torrid.

    Just want to clear up a small mystery of Game 1 ratings in OKC.

    OKC was 5th top rated market for NHL Game 1. However, what people didn’t understand was that there was a tornado warning in the area.

    Some people tuned in to the Channel to get more info about the approaching tornado. Unfortunately for the poor souls, there was a hockey game instead.

  • jp

    NBC should be nervous about this series. Games 3 & 4 will be on NBCSN with 5-7 on the mothership (if nessc.). If this ends in a sweep or five games, then some in the company will wonder if they overspent on the league which is $200 million for 10 years. But I doubt it. Am from Jersey and just like the Nets in 2002 and 2003 in the NBA Finals, no one in the NYC area cares. The Devils have had more success than the NY Rangers or NY Islanders combined in the last decade.

    Again 48 Hours just blows me away by the numbers they put up. CBS needs to do a 2 hour block of that show.

  • Barbarossa

    @Torrid
    an estimated 18 some million canadians watched the Game 7(and riot) last year. Thats over half our countries population. the 2010 USA/Canada Olympic gold medal game was the highest rated ever and yes even in the Unitew. Where are you getting your world wide down turn?

    PS you’re welcome for inventing the Game you love so much.

  • Barbarossa
  • Torrid

    what is a Canadian? :) heh heh

    …. frankly my dear Barba – we (good ole americans) don’t give a damm!

  • Matt

    “NBC should be nervous about this series. Games 3 & 4 will be on NBCSN with 5-7 on the mothership (if nessc.). If this ends in a sweep or five games, then some in the company will wonder if they overspent on the league which is $200 million for 10 years.”

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    Or the fact that the Winter Classic drew more should just tell you that nobody cares about New Jersey, the lack of any physicality whatsoever has killed the series, and the NHL’s piss poor scheduling can take some blame as well.

    As for Torrid, the kid’s posts are hilarious. Especially the part where he accuses the NHL of bigotry but never wants to talk about Kobe’s tendency to toss out homophobic slurs.

  • Torrid

    Good to see you back Matty – those welts I had to lay across your back must be healing nicely then I take it :) – still trying to get me to change my focus eh Matts – no takee – gonna highlight the pizz poor comparison of NHL vs the NBA until you are really sick of it :)

    To paraphrase the words of the great Bob Marley…
    “you will grow tired of seeing my ‘face’ ” :)

    @tatiG – you mentioned the OKC numbers from game 1 – must tell you man, they (hoxkey fanbois) almost creamed themselves on news about OKC’s ‘viewership’ – I visited one forum ‘HFBoards’ I think it was called and saw all kinda wild and woolly ideas tossed around about how OKC loves hockey and should get a hockey franchise etc. LOL!!! – that was before the news came out that the people were actually watching for impending tornado news on the channel carrying hockey :) – the poor things are really desperate now :(

  • Matt

    Change your focus?

    I never really intended to convince an idiot of you like anything haha.

    But go ahead and avoid all talk about bigotry again now. How’s the NBA’s attendance doing? How much is their revenue increasing? Yeah, that’s what I thought.

  • The End

    @Ultima

    I stand corrected, thanks for explaining further.

  • Barbarossa

    @Torrid. Not as good as us of course, but still the numbers in those links I posted show pretty decent numbers in America, so I’d say there are mor ethan a few americans who “give a damn”. But seriously this finals is like… Um a NJ Nets vs Sacramento Kings NBA Final.

    But whatever continue your narrative about how the sport is dying and only Klaners watch the games.

    and like I said before a Canadian invented Basketball, So you owe us.

  • Cody

    The NHL ratings are a joke. Sports that get better ratings than the NHL in the US:
    Football, Baseball, Basketball (ping pong balls), Soccer, Nascar, Golf, MMA, Tennis.

  • lancelot48

    I wonder what its like being an American and beholden to the Chinese for all their money.

  • Ilovesitcoms

    Hockey fans (and whoever else is targeted for attention) don’t feed the troll. Gleeful celebration over the low ratings just exposes a sad person desperate for attention. Don’t give it the attention it craves.

  • mike s

    2.5 million for the stanley cup.. and u want to compare that to the nba?? lol.. the nba avg that on cable in the regular season.!

  • Toucan Sam

    I don’t get it, the NBA is un watchable with its soap opera drama and its cry baby players. The Stanley Cup Finals have been great, the NBA is a step above watching paint dry. Its a sign of the times, and evidence that our culture is in trouble.

  • xwiseguyx

    I expect to hear a renewal announcement any time now for How To Be A Gentleman…

  • JFC

    I live in the Boston area and i have to say the overall level of excitement right now for the Celtics is nowhere near what what it was for the Bruins last year. I agree that hockey is a niche sport, but unless you are a fan and live in a city that is a hockey town you can never understand why we are so passionate for at least our own teams. As to this year’s cup, come on, New Jersey? Saturday night I watched part 3 of Hatfields and McCoys that I had DVRed earlier in the week.

  • JR

    Overall everyone can agree that the NHL is irrelevant

  • JR

    @jfc Boston is a racist town

  • JR

    If your championship gets beat by the NBA lottery then you have problems

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