TV Ratings Saturday: NHL Hockey Beats Baseball and Indycar Racing on Sports-Dominated Saturday

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June 9th, 2013


Scoreboard NBC CBS FOX ABC
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.1/4 0.8/3 0.7/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 3.320 4.761 3.211 1.476

Due to the nature of live  programming the ratings for NBC (NHL Hockey), ABC (IndyCar Racing) and FOX (MLB Baseball) are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers. See below for more information on these Fast Affiliate Ratings

NBC won the night with adults 18-49, while  CBS led with total viewers.

On NBC, the NHL Hockey  scored a preliminary 1.1 adults 18-49 rating from 8-11PM.

On FOX, MLB Baseball notched a preliminary 0.7 even with last week. Note: FOX MLB had pre-prime start.

On ABC, IndyCar Racing earned a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating from 9-11PM.


Broadcast primetime ratings for June 8, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC NHL Hockey (8-11PM) 1.1 4 3.32
FOX MLB Baseball (8-10 PM) 0.7 3 3.21
CBS CSI: Crime Scene Investigator -R 0.5 2 3.83
ABC Last Man Standing -R 0.3 2 1.87
8:30PM ABC IndyCar Racing (8:30-9pm) 0.2 1 1.38
9:00PM CBS 48 Hours  -R 0.8 3 4.62
ABC IndyCar Racing (9PM-11PM) 0.3 1 1.40
10:00 PM CBS 48 Hours -R 1.2 4 6.28

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


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.

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  • Max Vrany

    Hockey ran past Midnight ET/11 PM CT.

    As noted, Baseball started before primetime at 7 ET/6 CT. It ran past 10 ET/9 CT as well.

    I wasn’t paying attention, but the IndyCar race might have ran past 11 ET/10 CT as well.

  • jj

    L.A. sucks as a sports city. A double OT conference finals clinching game should be higher with Chicago in it. L.A. never supports it’s teams except the Lakers. It’s great for Hockey that Chicago made it instead of L.A. again. Last years ratings were a disaster.

  • John A

    Decent for 48 Hours.

  • jj

    NFL would be wise to avoid putting a team in L.A. it’s best for the #1 sport not to accept mediocrity. L.A. would only hurt the sport.

  • Max Vrany

    @jj, the local rating for last night’s game in LA was 3.8. The highest rated NBC hockey game in the market besides last year’s Cup Final.

    The local rating for Chicago was 19.6. Also NBC’s highest rated non Cup Final game in the market.

  • jj

    Exactly, 3.8 is horrible. Just because it’s the highest the market has had just makes THAT market even more pathetic.

  • js

    LA is the worst sports city in the nation. They don’t deserve NFL football. They DO deserve their crappy, overpaid Dodgers and Lakers though.

  • jj

    I bet more people in Boston or Detroit or even Philly watched last nights game than the team involved in it(L.A.).

  • Anna Bones Clarkwood

    The listings said 48hours was new (both hours). Not true?

  • 728huey

    The Stanley Cup Finals will never even come close to pulling the ratings the NBA Finals do, but I do believe this Stanley Cup Final will get decent ratings. Two of the original six NHL teams are playing in it, and both of them are big market teams. In addition, they both recently won the Stanley Cup in 2010 and 2011.

  • Sportsguy

    Pittsburgh is a big market?

    And the Miami metropolitan area is still the worst sports market in the US.

  • Ben

    I’m glad to see hockey did well in the ratings. The Cup Finals between my Hawks and the Bruins will draw great ratings. I just hope it creates new hockey fans.

  • beached

    All you people complaining about LA… I live here..there is so much more to do than watch TV and a boring hockey game. Maybe you people who don’t have anything else to do in your boring lives than watch TV are happy, but when you live in a city like LA, we get out on the weekends and have so much more to do than sit in front of a TV. That’s why so many people live here and love the outdoors. To all else, get a life!

  • SunshineBaby


    Enjoy your polluted air and intoxicated beaches, and ugly fat american chicks

  • beached

    @SunshineBaby…Where do you live? You apparently have never been here and are jealous of the great life we have here.

  • SunshineBaby

    @beached I live in Toronto

  • beached

    That explains it. I feel sorry for you.


    @Beached. Your calling a whole city lazy just because one time a night people are interested in a sports team- And there is a lot more to do in Chicago than LA.

  • SunshineBaby


    Why? The Igloos here are really comfy. I like it.

  • beached

    As I said. you’ve never been here. If you think there’s more to do in Chicago, or Toronto, get your head out of the sand, or snow.

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