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.

  • NBC Fan


    9:00-14.71 4.1
    9:30-15.01 4.3
    10:00-15.54 4.4
    10:30-15.89 4.4

  • Ultima

    Does anyone have the half hour ratings breakdown for the The Voice finale?

    4.1, 4.3, 4.4, 4.4

    Do you know what site has half hour break down analysis for ratings?

    Marc Berman over at TV Media Insights. Were it not summer, they’d usually be posted early on in the comment sections here by Bill Gorman or someone else.

  • E.S.

    Not a hockey fan. But, just wait a few years when the real truth about the corruption of the NBA comes out…The bigger they are…

  • Ultima

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


    Last year, March Madness generated more advertising revenue than any other postseason (including the NFL).

    This year, the Final Four and National Championship Game averaged 18.3 million viewers per game, which will certainly be more than the NBA Finals (which are averaging 15.1 million viewers through five games).

  • Brett

    That doesn’t make college basketball more popular. Comparing ratings between the final four and the NBA finals is apples to oranges. In college, all of those games are do or die elimination games. In the NBA, you don’t get to an elimination game until a team gets to three wins, while the only way you get to a do or die situation is if there’s a game 7. This year we’ve got one, so we’ll have a valid comparison. I would be shocked if game 7 doesn’t outrate this year’s Louisville-Michigan game, and the average between games 6 and 7 don’t outrate the final four. Another valid comparison is regular season ratings, where the NBA kills college basketball.

  • mike

    Overall nicely done.

  • Jo(k)e Internet


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

    What? Are you a malfunctioning Spam Bot?

    1) Hannibal went out on Thursdays, not Tuesdays.
    2) No one even mentioned that hyped-up show.

  • Torrid

    @E.S. – ‘…Not a hockey fan….’

    Yes u are :) …. the jealous anti-nba bile from posters like you give you away everytime LOL!

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