TV Ratings Wednesday: 'MasterChef' Down, 'How to Live With Your Parents' Hits New Low + Stanley Cup Game 4 Propels NBC to Nightly Win

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June 20th, 2013


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.2/7 2.1/7 1.5/5 1.1/4 1.0/3 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.0/7 1.7/7 1.4/5 0.6/2 0.8/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 6.171 5.262 3.620 5.951 3.754 1.201

Due to the nature of live sports programming the ratings for NBC (NHL Stanley Cup 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.

NBC was the number one network in adults 18-49  and with total viewers.

On NBC, Stanley Cup Finals scored a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating from 8-11PM.

On FOX, MasterChef earned a 2.0, down three tenths from last week's 2.3 adults 18-49 rating at 8PM, and a 2.2 at 9PM, down three tenths from last week's 2.5 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Family Tools matched last week's series low 0.9  adults 18-49 rating. How To Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) hit a new series low 1.0, down two tenths from last week's series low 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. The Lookout matched last week's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, The American Baking Competition was even with last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.


Overnight ratings for Wednesday, June 19, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC 2013 Stanley Cup Final (8-11PM) 2.2 7 6.17
FOX Masterchef (8-9PM) 2.0 7 4.97
CBS The American Baking Competition 1.2 4 5.80
ABC The Middle -R 0.9 3 3.97
CW Arrow -R 0.4 1 1.35
8:30PM ABC Family Tools 0.9 3 3.57
9:00PM FOX Masterchef (9-10PM) 2.2 7 5.56
ABC Modern Family -R 1.2 4 4.29
CBS Criminal Minds -R 1.0 3 5.74
CW Supernatural -R 0.4 1 1.05
9:30PM ABC How to Live With Your Parents 1.0 3 3.40
10:00PM ABC The Lookout 1.1 3 3.65
CBS CSI -R 1.0 3 6.31


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  • JOHN

    Masterchef is killing the competition

  • Fumbuck

    The hockey game was awesome last night!

  • forg

    what reruns will replace family tools and how to live when they’re over?

  • BenA


    I wouldn’t be surprised if double episodes of Modern Family and The Middle happened when FT and Parents end their run.

  • rob60990

    Suburgatory replaces Family Tools & The Neighbors replaces Parents.

  • s0303

    who cares about game 7 tonight…i’m watching hannibal :)

  • Dennis

    0.5 for Hannibal tonight ?? :D :D

  • Dennis


    The over 15 million people that will be watching it care…obviously

  • Michael

    Now that The Voice is over, doesn’t look like another show on prime-time schedule will hit over a 3.5 for the summer, besides basketball. Maybe, AGT will gain more traction? We’ll see!

  • s0303

    then there’s 15 million people in this country that are going to be missing out…hannibal is awesome.

  • Johnson

    any chance a game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals equals any of the games in the NBA Finals in terms of ratings

  • MichaelChickless

    I don’t really like hockey all that much, but even I watched the end of the Stanley Cup game last night!

  • James Klatt

    It’s going to be also 20 million to will watch game 7 tonight. Let’s hope this game is as good as the rest of the series.

  • Dennis


    It started awesome….now its very mediocre

  • Spungo

    Isn’t 6.17 higher than 5.95?

  • Anon

    FT drew a larger audience than HYLWYP… where are all the Sarah Chalke/Brad Garrett/Elizabeth Perkins fans?


  • Joseph A

    All things considered , very happy about those numbers for The America Baking , would love to see it go up .1 in the final numbers


    Instead of the horrible X Factor thats on FOX why not put Masterchef in the fall. Its much cheaper and much better show.

  • John K.

    The game went into overtime and ended after 11pm in the East (Boston’s timezone). So the game will likely be adjusted up.

  • kbmv

    All of you are way off. It won’t be 15 or even 20 million people watching game 7. It will be over 25 million.

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