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Wednesday Cable Ratings: NHL Hockey Wins Night + 'CMT Music Awards', 'The Real World', 'South Beach Tow' & More

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June 6th, 2013

Pittsburgh Penguins v Boston Bruins - Game Three

The NHL Finals was the top cable original Wednesday night, with  a 1.2 adults 18-49 ratingCMT Music Awards was the top non-sports original, earning a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating

We only receive the top 100 cable shows for adults 25-54 for the whole day from our primary source, if you don't see your show it was not in that top 100 list. 

The list below is long but you can use your browsers "find on page" feature (usually CTRL+F or CMD+F) to search for specific show.

Selected Wednesday cable ratings: (all Live+Same Day ratings):

Show Net Time Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 3.24 1.3
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2.74 1.3
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 3.17 1.3
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2.68 1.2
NHL CONFERENCE FINALS L NBCSN 8:00 PM 2.84 1.2
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 2.80 1.1
American Dad ADSM 10:30 PM 2.41 1.1
CMT MUSIC AWARDS CMT 8:00 PM 2.75 1.0
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 10:00 PM 2.19 1.0
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 10:30 PM 2.13 1.0
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:30 PM 2.14 0.9
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 2.02 0.9
Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 2.20 0.9
American Dad ADSM 10:00 PM 1.92 0.9
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:15 AM 1.71 0.8
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 11:01 PM 1.62 0.8
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 12:31 AM 1.52 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 11:31 PM 1.60 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:00 PM 1.83 0.7
BUBBLE GUPPIES NICK 11:00 AM 1.85 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 12:01 AM 1.49 0.7
DORA THE EXPLORER NICK 10:30 AM 1.84 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 11:33 PM 1.44 0.6
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADSM 12:30 AM 1.36 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 6:30 PM 2.94 0.6
REAL WORLD XXVIII MTV 10:00 PM 1.01 0.6
South Beach Tow TRU 9:30 PM 1.60 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 12:06 AM 1.23 0.6
DORA THE EXPLORER NICK 10:00 AM 1.78 0.6
Family Guy TBSC 8:30 PM 1.23 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 1.37 0.6
BUBBLE GUPPIES NICK 11:30 AM 1.54 0.6
NCIS USA 11:00 PM 2.09 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 1:01 AM 1.25 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:30 PM 1.70 0.5
Daily Show CMDY 11:00 PM 1.38 0.5
AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL TOON 7:30 PM 2.57 0.5
NCIS USA 10:00 PM 2.43 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 1:31 AM 1.14 0.5
FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 1.95 0.5
NANNY NAN 10:30 PM 1.36 0.5
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 1.04 0.5
TEAM UMIZOOMI NICK 9:30 AM 1.69 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 5:00 PM 2.94 0.5
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 2.85 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 6:00 PM 2.62 0.5
NCIS USA 9:00 PM 2.87 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1.74 0.5
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 2.24 0.5
CHOO CHOO SOUL DSNY 8:25 AM 1.85 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 2:01 AM 1.06 0.5
Mythbusters DISC 9:00 PM 1.21 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 5:30 PM 2.64 0.5
Operation Repo TRU 10:00 PM 1.38 0.5
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 8:00 AM 1.75 0.5
The Soup ENT 10:00 PM 0.79 0.5
Top Shot ALL STARS HIST 10:00 PM 1.19 0.5
PARANORMAL WITNESS SYFY 10:00 PM 1.08 0.4
G-FORCE DSNY 8:00 PM 2.05 0.4
NCIS USA 12:00 AM 1.88 0.4
Family Guy TBSC 8:00 PM 1.00 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:00 PM 1.36 0.4
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 1.75 0.4
NHL LIVE POST CONF FINALS NBCSN 12:19 AM 0.82 0.4
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 10:01 PM 1.13 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:30 PM 0.93 0.4
HAUNTED COLLECTOR SYFY 9:00 PM 1.09 0.4
Colbert Report CMDY 11:31 PM 1.07 0.4
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1.35 0.4
RESTAURANT STAKEOUT FOOD 10:00 PM 1.24 0.4
Million Dollar Listing NY BRVO 9:00 PM 0.96 0.4
JESSIE DSNY 10:00 PM 2.05 0.4
NCIS USA 4:00 PM 1.60 0.4
LOVE THY NEIGHBOR OWN 9:30 PM 1.23 0.4
Only In America HIST 9:00 PM 1.45 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 11:00 PM 1.10 0.4
REDNECK ISLAND 3 CMT 10:32 PM 1.02 0.4
Castle TNT 9:00 PM 1.62 0.4
BONES TNT 3:00 PM 1.14 0.4
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 8:48 PM 0.80 0.4
MYSTERY DINERS FOOD 11:30 PM 1.05 0.4
SEINFELD TBSC 7:00 PM 0.84 0.4
SOUTHERN FRIED HOMICIDE ID 1:00 AM 1.10 0.4
BONES TNT 2:00 PM 1.03 0.4
HOUSE OF HORRORS:KIDNAPPE ID 8:00 PM 1.22 0.4
American Pickers HIST 8:00 PM 1.40 0.4
NCIS USA 10:00 AM 1.18 0.4
HOUSE OF HORRORS:KIDNAPPE ID 11:00 PM 1.09 0.4
Castle TNT 10:00 PM 1.65 0.4
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 1.61 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1.42 0.4
MILE WIDE TORNADO: SC DISC 10:00 PM 1.07 0.4
HOUSE USA 1:00 AM 1.25 0.3
NCIS USA 11:00 AM 1.17 0.3
CHEF ROBLE & CO BRVO 10:00 PM 0.87 0.3
LOVE THY NEIGHBOR OWN 9:00 PM 1.10 0.3
MOST LIKELY TO ID 12:00 AM 1.07 0.3
NCIS USA 12:00 PM 1.30 0.3
SOUTHERN FRIED HOMICIDE ID 10:00 PM 1.06 0.3
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 3.06 0.3

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Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 
  • Dennis

    I won’t be surprised when abc back track on the early renewals :D

  • Mike #3

    Other NHL info from NBC Sports:

    With 2.844 mil viewers, Game 3 of @penguins – @NHLBruins series (8 p.m.-12:19 a.m.) was @NBCSNmost watched NHL Conference Final game ever.

    Game 3 of @penguins – @NHLBruins series was most watched Conference Final game on cable since 2002 (5/31/02: Detroit/Colorado, 3.036 mil)

    Game 3 of @penguins – @NHLBruins on @NBCSN peaked with over 3.6 million viewers (3.608 million) from 10:30-10:45 p.m

  • Carl

    Sometimes I wonder if anyone else in the world even watches South Beach Tow. I’m glad to know they do. Go Bernice!

  • jj

    Another country music award show?

  • WingsMatt

    Longer game works well on a weekend or if it started early. Ending at 12 probably dropped the viewership quite a bit.

    Boston’s local rating peaked long before OT started.

  • Michael

    Oops, my sincere apologies Dillan. I confused you with Dennis, lol.

  • Ram510

    Awkward got a .5 yesterday so I assume its possible Melissa & Joey and Baby Daddy did around the same and just didn’t make the list

  • One

    Rafael, we have a situation/A situation/Waitaminute/Rafael/A grenade inside Laserbeak inside of Soundwave?/Decoy/Turducken!/It’s like a Turducken!/I’m sorry?/Turducken!/It’s like a turducken!/Sorry?/Turducken!/Turducken!/Turducken!/It’s a turkey, stuffed with a duck, stuffed with a…I, uh/Nevermind/Huboom!

  • MM

    Great to see OWN in the top 100.
    I think this might the first time without Oprah being in the show.
    ‘Love Thy Neighbor’ doing very well!
    Congrats!!!

  • Recollected

    Melissa & Joey (8:00) – ABC Family
    0.815 million viewers, #17; 0.438 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #16

    Baby Daddy (8:30) – ABC Family
    0.806 million viewers, #18; 0.443 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #15

    The Good Buy Girls (10:00) – TLC
    0.448 million viewers, #21; 0.185 million adults 18-49 (0.1 rating), #22

    Dancing Fools (9:00) – ABC Family
    0.435 million viewers, #22; 0.200 million adults 18-49 (0.2 rating), #21

    The Good Buy Girls (10:30) – TLC
    0.333 million viewers, #23; 0.148 million adults 18-49 (0.1 rating), #23

  • Dillan

    @Michael

    lol, its okay!

    Oh dear, those are poor ratings for M&J and Baby Daddy.

  • rob60990

    Baby Daddy held steady but Melissa & Joey fell hard. Love Thy Neighbors tanked.

  • No_Lie

    @kbmv – I’m not so sure that Bruins / Blackhawks is the matchup NBC wants most. I think they would be perfectly happy with Pittsburgh / LA which would give NBC their beloved Sydney Crosby going up against the defending champs.

    Regardless of the matchup I don’t see them getting anywhere near 7 million viewers, but I hope I’m wrong because NBC has done a very good job with their hockey coverage and deserve to have success.

  • Recollected

    I included The Good Buy Girls because the series premiere was last night. It focuses on beauty pageant titleholders Tara Gray and Brook Roberts. Who I’ve never herd of but apparently they’re relevant enough for a show.

  • WingsMatt

    @No_Lie

    You don’t see any matchup getting anywhere near 7 million? Good luck with that…

    @kmbv

    The Bruins are not a bigger draw than Detroit. Biggest issue with Detroit is the market receives CBC as well, which takes away about 25% of their viewers. Locally they’re a crapshoot, nationally Detroit is still the bigger draw.

  • No_Lie

    @WingsMatt – last night’s NHL game was up against no NBA competition but still didn’t hit 3 million viewers. What makes you think the finals are going to get more than double that?

  • WingsMatt

    If Boston can pull out 8.5M viewers in the Finals against a Canadian market what do you think they’ll do against the 2nd or third biggest American market…

  • No_Lie

    @WingsMatt – I hope you’re right because I would like to see NBC get some big ratings for hockey. But it would seem like if Boston were going to be that big of a draw this year then the numbers for last night’s game would have been higher.

  • WingsMatt

    Numbers likely would’ve been higher if the game hadn’t gone so late. You’d think that overtime would drive them up but when it goes to 12:15 you’re going to find that a lot of people have work and such in the morning and end up turning it off and going to bed.

    It also doesn’t help that no matter how much people love to tout Pittsburgh’s local ratings, they’re still a tiny market.

    I’m not sure what to think about how game four will do. Boston has absolutely dominated Pittsburgh. Wouldn’t surprise me if it’s not that good of a rating.

  • yoyo

    Haha

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