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.

  • K

    @ E.S.

    …NBA is entertainment and nothing else.

  • Sam

    I think the Game 7 ratings might be lower than the 2010 Lakers-Celtics.

  • Mike

    I didn’t even bother for the first time to watch The Voice finale. After Monday night it was so evident who was going to win and who they wanted to win that I didn’t care to watch. I liked all three and didn’t mind any of them winning. But the way they made it so evident who they favored I just lost any desire to watch.

    I mean they did all of the 3 main performances of The Swon Brothers in the first hour. Michelle’s 2 main performances were done in the first hour and 10 minutes. Only her duet with Usher was saved til right after the last half hour mark.

    Danielle performed her duet in the first hour, and then got the 2 prime performances with her testimonials in the last 45 minutes of the show. They even skipped over her in the rotation of The Swon Brothers, Michelle, and Danielle.

    All 3 performed and then they started all over but instead of The Brothers, Michelle and then Danielle — they skipped to the Brothers final performance. Talk about letting your bias show.

  • Johnson

    @ K

    a lot of butthurt Hockey and Spurs Fans in here

    well at least you get some good Hockey tonight, its a shame not that many people watch it. i for one like the sport, i dont see a point in putting down a sport, and uplifting another. Seems Hockey Fans like to rag on or make fun of Basketball and their fans for no reason. You say its entertainment, and nothing else( which i disgaree with). But some of you hockey fans constantly want basketball fans or fans of sports in genereal to just stop watching their favorite sports, and start watching hockey. Its not that easy, and it doesnt help that a lot of NHL players are foregin

  • Kevin

    More fouls were called on the Heat, the Spurs had more free throws. Not just last night, but in ALL SIX GAMES of the series. You guys realize that, right? I’m not a fan of either team, actually I hate both of them, so let’s be real about it. The Heat are just a better team. If Wade decided to show up this series would have been over in 4 or 5 games.

    To Johnson, it depends where you look. I would say among ALL sports fans, MLB is still #2 (not for long). The problem they have is nobody under the age of 30 cares about their boring sport. Only geriatrics so there fanbase is dwindling every year. The NBA is easily #2 among younger people. Actually I would say it might even compete with football among young people. At least in NYC I think basketball is right up there with football in popularity. The NHL isn’t even close to the other 3 top sports (I’m a huge hockey fan saying that). Hockey isn’t even #4. Nascar & golf are more popular. And soccer (not the MLS but the sport as a whole) is catching up to hockey. The Italy/Mexico ConFed match the other day had almost 4 million viewers combined between Univision & ESPN, the same number as Game 2 & 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. The US/Mexico WCQ in May had 7.2 million viewers, more than any NHL game from the last 2 seasons (although this Final should past that). The only reason the ratings increased is because the NHL had dream match-ups all playoff long between their most popular teams (talk about fixed). They had Chicago/Detroit, Chicago/LA, Rangers/Bruins, Rangers/Capitals, Bruins/Leafs, Bruins/Penguins and now a Bruins/Blackhawks final (2 huge markets and their 2 most popular American teams). Last year the Kings/Devils Final couldn’t even beat re-runs of garbage TV shows that nobody likes.. The same happens for every game that isn’t a Stanley Cup final. It’s just never going to reach the popularity levels of the other sports. Which is fine, I like it better that way.

  • CBSviewer

    NCIS: Los Angeles did well considering it faced The Voice finale and NBA Finals Game 6. We’ll see how it does at 10. I think it will be around 1.0-1.1 while NCIS will be around 1.3-1.4.

  • Michael

    The Voice did FANTASTIC! It will either tie last spring’s finale or beat it!

  • JJ

    Geez, didn’t know POI rerun was on last night :(

  • E.S.

    @ Johnson/Kevin

    Moneyball and “superteams” have not just turned me off from the NBA, but from the NFL and MLB. I’m sure the NBA is happy that ratings are up, but in my personal opinion, it’s no fun seeing the same team dominate every year.

  • colt13

    Have to give NBC credit. Didn’t think the numbers would hold up even with new programming. Looks like the NBA bit CBS instead.

    Agree with the others that game 7 will get at least a 7 if it is close.

  • Parker

    Great numbers for The Voice (15 mil!) and America’s Got Talent. The Voice has had a really good season, with Usher in particular showing a warmth and musical versatility that I never knew he possessed. He was a great coach, and I loved his growing bromance with Blake and obvious deep bond with Michelle. I do wish Michelle had won, but Danielle is clearly going to become a big country star — almost every song she released was in the Top 10 on iTunes. Great finale, and the ratings not only crushed Idol, but were fantastic given that it’s June and they faced a huge Bball final. Can’t wait for Season 5!

  • CBSviewer

    @ TVbythenumbers

    Jimmy Kimmel got a 2.6 or a 2.9 ?

  • Michael

    Should be interesting to see how these shows perform now without The Voice, as competition. SYTYCD sub par results.

  • colt13

    Re: Hockey. I am a hockey fan, and they have some disadvantages, but some bigger advantages for now. They would like bigger US ratings, but having a number of teams in Canada helps both markets, especially since Canada is so passionate. Eventually, Goodell will get an NFL team somewhere, and it will be interesting where the marketing dollar goes.

  • JoshuaCanada

    I wonder how much Hannibal will drop facing game 7. I’m hoping it will at least stay steady with last week’s ratings but I feel like it will drop to 0.6 and even a 0.5. Oh well at least it’s renewed.

  • Torrid

    @ E.S.

    “,,,Moneyball and “superteams” have not just turned me off from the NBA, but from the NFL and MLB.”

    Naaaah son! ur problem is that you are a hockey fan butthurt over the popularity of basketball – and truth be told quite a bit embarrassed over the reality hockey’s unpopularity (even with their dream matchup lol)

    To answer an earlier question from another hockey fan – the NBAis monstrously popular (and growing) outside of the USA – larger nations in Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America not only follow but are increasingly vested as many of their own countrymen are now playing in the league. Just check the international reportage for this years finals:-
    “The 2013 NBA Finals feature a record 10 international players between the two teams. The Finals will be broadcast in 215 countries or territories and 47 languages”

  • Ultima

    I guess ABC would kill to have NBA finals ,in may sweeps.

    Interestingly, back when the NBA Finals started during May sweeps, it had odd scheduling in order to keep the games out of primetime (daytime Monday, primetime first Thursday of summer, daytime Sunday, primetime Wednesday for games 1-4).

    Has the NBA now become the 2nd most popular pro sports league in America behind the NFL

    Depends on how the popularity is measured, but it seems likely that the NBA Finals will draw more viewers than the World Series again this year, making it five of the past six.

    Of course, college basketball is still more popular than the NBA (at least domestically).

  • Bob

    The Voice did well. Too bad that it doesn’t do well after the show. Not one single singer does well from the Voice. American Idol is still the show to beat on so many levels.

  • Mr Mikey

    Of course the NBA finals is going to draw more numbers than the World Series. The world series has to go against the NFL, the NBA finals don’t.

  • mike s

    what a bunch of hockey crybabies on here.. and u hockey fans complain about Crosby… lol. the nba is clearly the #2 sport and has been for the past few years.. baseballs ratings keep dropping, and the nhl is just irrelevant! and the nba has had 8 diff teams in the east make the finals in the last 13 years.. not bad at all!

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