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.

  • beached

    @Joe. Fleeing LA for decades. How ignorant are you? Third world? Another idiot who has no idea what he’s talking about.

  • jj

    Top 3 worst fanbases in sports:

    1. L.A.
    2. Miami
    3. Atlanta

    The only reason the Heat pull in viewers is because of Lebron. All their other franchises are in major trouble.

  • Ultima

    @Anna Bones Clarkwood
    The listings said 48hours was new (both hours). Not true?

    During the summer, CBS newsmagazines are almost always repeats (except in the case of a current event getting extra primetime news coverage). However, they mix and match segments, or sometimes have updates to older stories, which results in the episodes being classified as new.

  • Ultima

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

    48 Hours averaged ~5.5 million viewers over two hours; the combied viewership of the three sports programs was ~7.9 million viewers.

    Way to fail at grade school math. :roll:

  • Ultima

    Fleeing LA for decades.

    In both the 2000 and 2010 U.S. Census, the population growth of Los Angeles was significantly below the national level; ergo, people are leaving the city.

    How ignorant are you? Third world? Another idiot who has no idea what he’s talking about.

  • beached

    @ultima..When the population is growing, people aren’t leaving in bigger numbers than those moving here. Are you that dumb?

  • Ultima

    Note that Los Angeles actually isn’t declining in population yet, although that might start happening any time now (population change by decade – 80s +17.5%, 90s +6.0%, 00s +2.6%).

  • Ultima

    When the population is growing, people aren’t leaving in bigger numbers than those moving here. Are you that dumb?

    People make babies…

    Los Angeles’ population growth is only ~40% of the national rate; assuming their rate of death and child birth is within a reasonable margin compared to national level, then more people will be leaving the city than moving to it.

  • beached

    @ultima…Large city population growth are always lower than smaller areas. New York..Chicago..and other big cities don’t have people fleeing.

  • Joe

    I lived in SoCal for five years. I am not as ignorant as you think. There’s much to love about the fantasy of Southern California life. Unfortunately, it’s all just a dream. The last time SoCal was a great place to live, the Beach Boys were on the radio.

    If you love third world slums, including the walled-off estates of the rich, you’ll still like LA today. But like I said, Americans have been voting with their feet for decades. The overall population might be growing, but the influx is from the third world, and surprise, LA is looking more and more like the third world.

  • beached

    @Joe…What a ridiculous statement…Walled off estates. Looking like the third world. Just where did you live? Obviously not where most people here live. Thanks for leaving.

  • beached

    @Joe…And just who are these “third world” people anyway?

  • Ultima

    Large city population growth are always lower than smaller areas.

    As recently as 1980-1990, the population growth in Los Angeles was double the national average. So, no.

  • beached

    1990 was 23 years ago. No big city is going to keep up with high growth. There does come a time where you just run out of places to keep building. By the way, where do you live?

  • Ultima

    1990 was 23 years ago.

    Far from ancient history as far as population trends are concerned.

    By the way, where do you live?

    Illinois. By the way, Chicago’s population dropped 7% last decade, falling below the level of population it had in 1920…

  • Joe


    You sound like someone who loves LA, and is afraid of the truth. It probably scares you. I was lucky, I could leave, it’s not my ancestral home.

    You see, I didn’t have a fancy car, nor a home in the dwindling number of ‘nice’ neighborhoods. I rode the bus like an ordinary Joe. I saw the graffiti, the gangs, the hateful and suspicious stares from people who didn’t look like me, the beggars that outnumbered the beg-ees. And on and on. That’s how most people live in LA, and that’s why most people who can … just leave.

    You protest a little too much.

  • Really America?


    Most urban area have bad areas and suspicious activities. It happens in every single major city. Chicago, NY, Atlanta, Boston, Philly, even Miami. If you don’t like LA, then feel free to leave. If the surroundings upset you that much, you probably should leave. I think the problem is that a lot of people who obviously have no connection or experience in LA is trying to over generalize every single person that has lived or is living there. When you go into over generalizations, you start looking extremely ignorant. It comes across as just pointless ranting.

  • Matt

    I love this “There’s more things to do in LA in June.”

    Yeah… And Chicago only got massive ratings because there’s nothing to do in Chicago and MidWest June weather sucks… Get a grip.

  • KPOM

    @Beached, there’s nothing else to do in Chicago? It doesn’t snow all year. It’s 81 degrees right now. There’s outdoor fests every weekend this time of year. We have some (albeit manmade) beaches, outdoor concerts at Ravinia, theatre, museums and sights too. Let’s face it. If the Lakers were playing the Heat there would be lots of people watching. The Kings deserved better than a lousy 3.8.

  • E.S.

    I would think Phoenix would be a top three “worst sports markets” contender as well. The people here only follow the local teams when they’re winning, which as of late hasn’t been the case.

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