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.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

  • SunshineBaby

    You’ve never been here either, so stop springing stereotypical slurs. Not one bit surprised though.

  • kmbv

    There’s nothing interesting about L.A. Full of fake people. I would much rather be in the midwest where the people are genuine and comfortable in their own skin.

  • beached

    Toronto is not my idea of a good time. Or most other people in LA.

  • Really America?

    The ignorance about LA is incredible. It’s obvious that none of these people have ever been to LA and are just going off what they’ve heard or think that they know from others. There’s no use trying to argue with them as they’ve already said enough.

    As for LA and sports teams, LA has a huge population that buy merchandise and is a major media center. NFL would be insane to not to want a team there. Luckily for the NFL, business and profit speaks louder than the very narrow minded views on LA displayed her that are not based in reality at all.

  • Really America?

    *here not here. Sorry typo.

  • beached

    @kmbv Fake people? You also must watch too much TV.

  • Chris

    And yet more people watched back to back episodes of 48 Hours than Indy Car, NHL Playoffs, or MLB On Fox combined

  • kmbv

    NHL fans should be thankful for having strong hockey fanbases in the finals. Los Angeles really never deserves to have champions because they don’t support them.


    I’ve heard from many actors, that LA isn’t all its cracked up to be. And that your only friend is your car because your stuck in traffic for most of the time.

  • beached

    @kmbv..Kings sell out all their games. Great hockey base. What are you talking about?

  • beached

    @TVMAN..Are you serious. Stuck in traffic most of the time? Huh?


    @Beached LA’s hockey ratings price otherwise.



  • Phil

    I watched Helio win the Texas race last night!

  • Mizzourah

    My bookmarks must be screwed up. I clicked to get TV info/comments and my browser took me to TripAdvisor.

  • Joe

    LA is such a great city, people have been fleeing it for decades. The only reason it’s not Detroit is that there is an endless supply of third world immigrants who thinks it’s great. And it is great, compared to a third world slum. In fact, it’s a slightly prettier third world slum by the ocean.

  • Really America?


    I figure that it’s the same person writing under different names with similar anti-LA posts trying to get attention. After all, where’d all of these sentiments come from before today? For example, NCIS: LA has been broadcasted for a while, and no one said anything. Once they run out of things to say (which appears to be the case now), hopefully the comments will get back to TV.

  • SunshineBaby

    Disturbing that the citizens of LA can’t take a second out of their horribly busy lifestyles to sit down and watch a fantastic hockey game.

    Its a shame, really.

  • FLOP Detector

    Indy FLOP Racing

    Worse ratings than Flopula One

  • beached

    @Sunshinebaby…A real shame. Disturbing. Hockey over all the other great things to do here. I guess we all have our priorities.

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