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.

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  • TomJH

    The officiating wasn’t as bad as people say. The refs let SA get away with a lot in the 3rd Q.

  • Joseph

    Look for Game 7 of the NBA Finals to reach between 20 and 22 million viewers.

    The numbers will spike!

    It will be the most-watched NBA game since Micheal Jordan’s last championship, and will likely be the most-watched single TV program of the entire Summer (“Summer” being defined in this post as being from the end of the May “sweeps” through the mid-September start of the new TV season).

    Reason? Four words: It’s. Do. Or. Die.

    And four more words: The. Heat. Could. Lose.

  • Michael

    Does anyone have the half hour ratings breakdown for the The Voice finale? Just curious to see.

  • TomJH

    You people are way under-predicting game 7. If you look at the 2 previous game 7s, in 2005 and 2010, the rating jumped by 33% and 50% respectively from game 6 to game 7.

    My prediction is 25.4 million viewers and 11.3 in the demo.

  • Ultima

    Look for Game 7 of the NBA Finals to reach between 20 and 22 million viewers.

    It will be the most-watched NBA game since Micheal Jordan’s last championship

    Lakers/Celtics game 7 in 2010 had 28.2 million viewers.

    You obviously can’t be bothered to educate yourself on any of the topics you comment on, so you should know that you don’t know what you’re talking about. That begs the question – do you enjoy being made to look stupid?

  • jackson

    SYTYCD hits a new all time low every week. How long will Fox keep a dead show like SYTYCD on the air? What an expensive disaster. And that annoying as hell Mary Murphy? What a loser. Deadbeat liar and the most annoying person on TV. What a gem.

  • networkman

    @Eddie, I agree. Everyone should have known there would be a game 7. Anyway, Person of Interest held up nicely after NCIS:LA airing against the NBA championship. I love that it increased in the demo.

  • TomJH

    Bill and Robert, can you do a poll about game 7’s ratings?

  • Michael


    Do you know what site has half hour break down analysis for ratings? Thanks! :D

  • MichaelChickless

    I’m still trying to figure out why the Spurs benched Duncan for several key defensive possessions down the stretch last night.

  • Alan

    That’s the highest viewed Voice finale EVER. If the NBA finals weren’t on at the same time, both viewers and ratings would be higher, the latter rising more than viewers. I wanted Michelle to win, but I have a feeling Usher will be generous and do a duet or a feature or something.

  • Bobby C

    Congrats to Danielle Bradbery!! Great finale of The Voice last night. Love Bruno Mars’ performance too!

  • DZ

    Perhaps I missed it, but why did NBC not schedule The Voice finale for sweeps? As has been said here, those are dang good numbers against the NBC Finals.


    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).

    Indeed. In the ’70s, CBS made the NBA twist itself into a scheduling pretzel to keep the Finals off prime time in May. How times have changed.

  • MarkMyWords

    Basketball is now the #2 sport in the USA, at least in TV viewership. Soccer will overtake hockey soon enough (not MLS vs NHL but soccer as a whole). Within the next 10-20 years soccer will become the #4 sport in the US. Baseball will stay at #3.

    NBC is trying to grow the NBC Sports Network and be able to charge higher rates for it by showing two Stanley Cup games on it just like ABC did with ESPN by moving Monday Football to it. NBC Sports Network will most likely be in a lot more homes by next Febraury as it will show a big chunk of the Winter Olympics. Fox Sports 1 will be another sports network to watch come this Fall as Fox will give it major sports events (possibly a couple of World Series games in the future) as it tries to grow it into more homes. ESPN will have two new major sports competitors in the coming years, but will most likely stay on top.

  • Funeral Dinner

    I know down is down, but NBC are in love with that 4.3 and it’ll adjust up too, like always.

  • LOL


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


  • cc

    A 4.3 on nbc seems like dang good numbers to me.

    I wish I knew POI was on.

  • sally

    I hate talent shows I watched ncis,ncis LA and person of interest

  • a p garcia

    Good numbers for “The Voice”

  • Gave


    Comcast/NBC can always take the NBA Contract back from Disney/ESPN/ABC.The USA Network could help with that, especially with scheduling opportunity between USA and NBCSN.

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