TV Ratings Thursday: NBA Finals Dominate Night, 'Hell's Kitchen' Down, 'Hannibal' & 'Save Me' Hit Lows

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June 14th, 2013

NBA Finals Game 4

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 4.7/15 1.4/4 1.4/5 1.2/4 0.6/2 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 4.5/16 1.3/5 1.1/4 0.6/2 0.4/1 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 11.844 3.462 3.767 6.519 1.967 0.75


Due to the nature of live sports programming the ratings for ABC (NBA Finals) are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers. See below for more information on these Fast Affiliate Ratings.

ABC was number 1 in adults 18-49 and with Total Viewers.

On ABC, Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night earned a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating down 5 percent from a 2.5 for last summer’s game 4 on Tuesday, June 19. NBA Countdown garnered a 2.7 adults 18-49 rating down 4 percent from a 2.8 for last summer’s game 4. NBA Finals Game 4 scored a 5.8 adults 18-49 rating down 3 percent from a 6.0 for last summer’s game 4.

On FOX, Hell’s Kitchen garnered a 2.0 down 9 percent from last week's 2.2 adults 18-49 rating down. Does Someone Have to Go? scored a 0.9 down 18 percent from last week's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, Save Me earned a series low 0.5 down 29 percent from last week's 0.7 adults 18-49 rating. Hannibal garnered a series low 0.7 down 22 percent from last week's 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.


Overnight ratings for Thursday, June 13, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 ABC Jimmy Kimmel Game Night - Live 2.4/9 7.19
CBS The Big Bang Theory  - R 2.0/7 8.35
FOX Hell's Kitchen 2.0/7 5.09
NBC Save Me - R 0.5/2 2.46
CW The Vampire Diaries - R 0.3/1 0.87
8:30 ABC NBA Countdown - Live 2.7/9 7.33
CBS Two and a Half Men - R 1.3/5 6.36
NBC Save Me 0.5/2 2.22
9:00 ABC NBA Finals (9-11PM) - Live  5.8/18  14.14
CBS Person of Interest -R 1.0/3 6.57
FOX Does Someone Have to Go? 0.9/3 2.44
NBC The Office- R (9-9:31PM) 0.5/2 1.59
CW Beauty and the Beast - R 0.2/1 0.63
9:30 NBC Parks and Recreation  - R (9:31-10:01PM) 0.5/2 1.52
10:00 CBS Elementary - R 1.0/3 5.63
NBC Hannibal 0.7/2 2.01


In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday night:

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  • Theisssuesarenow

    The following is not a procedural. It is just as serialized if not moreso than Hannibal. No following is more serialized than Hannibal. Hal said following took a procedurals view of violence which is gratuitous. Violence on following is more fun and shocking while violence on Hannibal is more disturbing?! I don’t get that either

    Dont agrees with that! Everyone on hannibal treats will as a fragile piece of glass that can break! That’s not that appealing. Having your lead crimefighter be so weak! Seen as so weak. It’s totally genre breaking.

  • yoyo


  • Josh

    oh yes “The Balcklist” should get NBC back up there but still you have to ask yourself why would NBC renew “Hannibal”!

  • Really America?


    Because it’s cheap and can be used as filler programming. It’s going to likely end up on Fridays, mid-season Sundays, or in the summer. It’s basically the same idea as using Dateline or The Biggest Loser to fill in gaps (however in this case, it’s any 10 PM timeslot that needs to be filled in a hurry.)

  • Mari

    Hannibal was amazing last night.

  • Melanie P.

    Let’s go HEAT, Let’s go HEAT!! Woohoo! :)

  • Tessa


    Everyone on hannibal treats will as a fragile piece of glass that can break!

    Don’t know which cruel concentration camp you hail from but in my suburban neck of the woods that’s how people treat sick people. Now if you’d said Will Graham shouldn’t be one his feet solving cases when he’s clearly in need of round the clock medical attention I would’ve agreed with you. But that’s what is fascinating about his character. He operates under conditions that would make anyone committed to a hospital bed and you talk about him like he’s a healthy, happy human being that just trips over his feet a lot.

  • Chase

    It’s getting really annoying with the word flop being used for almost every tv show!! It sounds really dumb and its old, find something new to say!!

  • Theisssuesarenow

    The point of the statements revolve around the ratings of Hannibal! That maybe people don’t want to see a serial killer hunting crime fighter be so extremely vulnerable and treated as weak by all around him? Will is the lead and the norm is to have a strong man or woman be in charge even if they have problems like alcohol or something! Will is being used as a tool for his mind but he’s not an appealing lead at all in that crime fighter norm.

  • HalCapone

    You really have a gift in twisting my opinions. Please cut and paste them if wish to quote me. I said The Following felt more like a CBS cop procedural with gratuitous violence and Hannibal felt more like something on PBS which might explain why The Following has better ratings (being more accessible to mass US auds). The subject matter of both is distubing and there is a degree of gruesomeness and violence in both as well. Both The Following and Hannibal are serialized shows but to me, at least, The Following seems more similar to (and possibly equally accessible as)popular CBS cop procedurals (which often seem to zero in on very disturbed killers). I will go as far to say that Hannibal is more cerebral as a show than The Following; it seems to delve deeper into character studies.

  • AL

    The Blacklist went well with test audiences, right?

    I can’t stand Spader, but I can never resist the Silence of the Lambs arrangement.

  • Observer

    Re Will, many of the fan(girl)s on Tumblr and other social media love the fact that he’s so vulnerable.

  • Tessa

    Will, many of the fan(girl)s on Tumblr and other social media love the fact that he’s so vulnerable.

    I didn’t say it to avoid childish fangirl bashing but yes, he’s a fan favorite for that reason. #somebodyhelpwillgraham was even mentioned on the show’s official facebook page and it’s its unofficial slogan the fans flock to.

  • Danny

    what i dont understand is why more people watched the save me rerun vs the finale.

    im a huge fan of hannibal, but at these numbers you have to wonder why it was even renewed. hopefully people will catch up on it during the hiatus and it wont be as bad next time around

  • lostboy

    The Blacklist is not going to save NBC. James Spader is going to save NBC LOL.
    Cable tv is cutting into the major networks.
    Nielson Viewers have to be age 75 to 85 CBS most watched network, take a the evenin nap. How do you work the remote, DVR what’s that.
    The only shows I watch on NBC are Revolution and Hannibal. Get over it people Revolution is a hit for NBC.
    NBC got it right for once they didn’t listen to the critics. Hannibal will be a great series for summer 2014.
    I watched one episode of the Following, If I wanted to watch Scream 4,5,6, I guess I would still be watching the Following.

  • lostboy

    Forgot to mention I hated the Following. Hannibal is a much better show hooked me from the start, same as Bates Motel, The Americans, Justified, Game Of Thrones, and DALLAS.

  • s0303

    hannibal is such a good show :(

  • samurai99

    I have to say, Hannibal reached the following levels of stupid cops last night. They need to step up the writing.

  • SP

    Hannibal is the best show on TV.

    If it was on HBO, it would be drawing twice as many viewers.

  • networkman

    Does someone has to go? was quite dull last night. I enjoyed the first company shown during the season premiere. Last night’s employees really didn’t interest me and the slow moved at a slow pace. I wish they were able to show and conclude one company in an hour’s time. Nominate and fire an employee on the same night. That would really quicken the pace.

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