TV Ratings Tuesday: 'Voice' Finale Dips from Last Spring & 'So You Think You Can Dance' Falls as Basketball Dominates the Night

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June 19th, 2013


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 5.4/15 3.8/11 1.5/4 1.4/4 0.9/3 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 5.4/17 2.7/9 1.4/4 1.2/4 0.5/2 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 13.702 14.013 3.680 3.851 6.434 0.652

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 the number one network in adults 18-49 while NBC was on top with total viewers.

NOTE: Game 6  started before primetime in the Pacific and ended after primetime in the East. On ABC, Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night earned a 2.9 adults 18-49 rating.. NBA Countdown garnered a 3.8 adults 18-49 rating. NBA Finals Game 6 scored a 6.5 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, America's Got Talent earned a 2.9, down a tenth from last week's 3.0 adults 18-49 rating. The Voice results finale scored a 4.3, only down a tenth from last spring's finale, but down six tenths from last fall's 4.9 adults 18-49 rating. 

On FOX, So You Think You Can Dance garnered a 1.4, down three tenths from last week's 1.7 adults 18-49 rating.


Broadcast primetime ratings for June 18, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC America's Got Talent 2.9 9 11.40
ABC Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night 2.6 9 7.58
FOX So You Think You Can Dance (8-10PM) 1.4 4 3.85
CBS NCIS -R 1.1 4 8.01
CW Hart of Dixie -R 0.3 1 0.73
8:30PM ABC NBA Countdown 3.8 12 10.05
9:00PM ABC NBA Finals Game 6 (9-11PM) 6.5 18 16.15
NBC The Voice (9-11PM) -Results Finale 4.3 12 15.30
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles -R 0.8 2 6.09
CW America's Next Top Model -R 0.3 1 0.57
10:00PM CBS Person of Interest -R 0.9 2 5.20


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 football 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.

  • Fumbuck

    Carson Daly has to be the worst host on TV. He just stands in the dark and mumbles a few words before cutting to a commercial. Get rid of him!


    I mean highest rated Voice finale in total viewers.

  • Spencer

    Not bad for The Voice at all, being only a tenth down from last springs finale. Of course it will be down from the Fall finale because almost everything rates higher in the fall…not to mention The Voice is airing into summer (June 18th) that’s really pretty good. And usually the Voice adjusts up too….so it could be exactly the same as last years, which is really good.

  • vincentdante

    Why worry for Hannibal? The show has been renewed for a second season of 13 episodes.

  • Johnson

    Got a quick question

    Has the NBA now become the 2nd most popular pro sports league in America behind the NFL, do NHL and MLB ratings outdraw NBA ratings…

    Also how big is basketball and the NBA outside of America

  • William Haney

    I wonder if the dip in “The Voice” was the show being a bit too country from the finalists? Personally,I thought Sasha Allen and Judith Hill should have been finalists. At least one of them.

    Also it did go head to head with the NBA finals. That had to be a factor. It was a great show.

    Tonight, I hope the NHL does well for NBC.

  • Lucas Melo

    OMG, this is SO GOOD for The Voice, it’ll probably adjust up to a 4.5 18-49 and beat last springs finale, this season was also SO GOOD! I’m excited for season 5!

  • JS

    NBC is as dumb as the NBA is rigged. Only NBC would take OFF a record breaking NHL Final with a 2.5 rating on its cable channel on SAT- for a .03 rating via 3 crappy show repeats- AND THEN- to compete with ITself – on Monday Night- against the finale vote for its #1 show. AND STILL THEN- to compete against the best NBA FINALS game in history with the grand finale of its ONLY hit show in the middle of summer. HAHAHAHAA NBC- “N”ot “B”roadcasting “C”orrectly.

  • Psac

    SYTYCD got hammered. Good episode, too. Looks like a strong top 20.

  • omabin

    The Voice did incredibly well, it will adjust up for sure and this is freaking summer. And against NBA. Just wow. I loved the show in itself even though I am sad with the winner, but still wish her all the best. I think fans will backslash a bit season 5 though, Usher and Shakira are too good and now that people have seen them, I think it will be much harder to put up with Cee Loo and Christina. Let’s see.

  • Melissa

    The Voice did great, considering it’s been in the low 3’s. With adjustments, it may top last spring’s finale, and it’s not too far away from the fall finale.

  • E.S.

    The NBA has the credibility of the WWE, but people still watch.

  • Johnson

    JS but it looks like maybe NBC didnt want the NHL going up againist the NBA Finals after what happened last year

    I think NBC made the right decision, the NHL is that big in america just yet, it may take a while

  • Johnson

    E.S. why are you bitter man

    dont worry the NHL is doing better than last year, they seem to be on the come up, just from judging the ratings

  • TVDude

    So The Voice didn’t really dip at all and will probably even be up from last spring when it more than likely gets adjusted up… not bad.

    AND, that’s against the NBA so it’s not like there was no competition. Albeit, the audiences are different, but that’s still excellent numbers for the show. I also think Danielle’s music will be huge so NBC execs have to be happy right now.

  • E.S.


    Why are you singling me out? There are others on this board who think the NBA is rigged. It’s just gotten worse since the league became “The LeBron James Show.”

    Not bitter, just saying the truth.

  • Johnson


    last nights game didnt looked rigged to me though

    If Spurs get a rebound or make a free-throw they are champs

    its really that simple

  • Samunto

    Great numbers for The Voice especially against basketball. I can’t help but wonder if it would have risen to over a 5.0 and 20mil if it didn’t have to compete with basketball.

  • Petar Ivanov

    PoI rerun beat NCIS la rerun show that POI must be st 9 ncis la at 10

  • r0ckmypants

    @JS – And how was NBC supposed to divine that Game 6 of the NBA finals would be up against the finale of The Voice, let alone even necessary, when they created the schedule months and months ago? NBC and NBCSN are owned by the same company, so it really doesn’t make a difference which network the hockey game is on.

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