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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.

 
  • JR

    @touchan you don’t get it because you’re racist. The NBA is great, high flyers everywhere. It’s very exciting to watch.
    Baseball is the most boring sport ever. That’s why old people watch it. And as for hockey hahaha its just a joke

  • Justin J. Poppiti, Esq.

    I really don’t give a crap that most of my fellow Americans do not watch the NHL. I watch all four of the main sports, plus many more.

  • dalt

    its not like the nhl is doing bad, the first and second round had record numbers.. But these two teams’ fanbases suck

  • mike s

    @touchan. u need to get yours eyes checked.. the nba is light years ahead of baseball and hockey. way more stars, great team and individual matchups.. the best athletes in the 4 major sports, great drama and excitement.. i rather watch reruns of mork and mind then the nhl..

  • Joseph

    The numbers for Games 1 and 2 would have been at least double had it been the New York Rangers and not the New Jersey Devils as Eastern Conference champs.

    The Devils don’t have many (if any) fans east of the Hudson or north of the Bergen Cou8nty border.

    The New York Rangers, on the other hand, have fans throughout the “tri-state” area.

  • TatiG

    @Joseph, but here we are talking Los Angeles. The second biggest metro in the country, with 10mil+ people living there, and you can only post 2.4mil viewers?

    that is just pathetic. Put the LA Lakers or LA Dodgers in any final, and you have 60% of the entire city watching.

  • YoFray Ray

    Hey Matt, go F yourself, you anti-Jersey hack!

  • Barbarossa

    TatiG actually raises a good point, sort of. I am unsure of if West coast numbers are counted. Judging by the fast affliate definitions I would say no, but I honestly have no idea

  • Barbarossa

    NOTE!: I am not saying that ratings will magically get better if the west coast viewers aren’t being counted, I am aware that SoCal is far from an ideal hockey market and the Kings are more like the Clippers or Angels that Dodgers or Lakers

  • Sean

    No surprise here. L.A vs Jersey is not a draw. LA vs New York would have been but the kings would roll over them also. This was a special year for the kings. NHL ratings will never be big in the states, but this final has definitely hurt the ratings due to the two finalists. I am canadian and personally I only watch the NFL and NHL. I find it also amusing that americans love basketball so much (a predominantly african american sport invented by a Canadian). Baseball is extremely boring. I don’t know how people can sit there and watch that game. Playing it is fun, but I find watching it is like taking a sedative. Golf is a game for old people. Same for tennis. Golf and tennis are not even sports in my opinion. Who cares about tiger woods. Another african american draw. Race car sports are like skittles spinning around a toilette. So you americans can criticize hockey all you want, even though the northern U.S more ore less embraces it.

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