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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  • Jared

    Arrow and Supernatural continue to repeat well for the CW. I wouldn’t be surprised if both series return up atleast in total viewers in the Fall.

  • JoshuaCanada

    Tonight is going to be the first good night of TV in a while. Finale of Hannibal, premiere of Wilfred season 3, and Totally Biased’s season finale. It’s been too long since a good full night of TV.

  • kbmv

    This NHL cup finals will likely see a game 7 as well. The teams are very evenly matched. That will be huge for the NHL. Over 11-13 mil.

  • MichaelChickless

    Posted June 20
    now [Hannibal is] very mediocre

    Says you!

  • Dennis


    Yup, says me

  • al

    @s0303 “who cares about game 7 tonight…i’m watching hannibal”

    What kind of inane rhetoric. Obviously, at least 10 times the amount of people who care about Hannibal.

    Maybe it’s a bold prediction, but I think Hannibal will either stay stable at 0.7 or fall to 0.6, but won’t go much lower than that.

    I’ll be really interested in Elementary repeat ratings.


    The NHL doesn’t have nearly the fan base of the NBA which consistently receives three times the ratings in overall numbers and 18-49 demo.

  • zedd

    summary looks wrong, chart shows NBC winning viewers, not CBS

  • Alan M.


    Just because a show succeeds in summer doesnt mean it can or should be put in the regular season. They tried a spring season Big Brother once and it bombed.

    I dont want to see Masterchef fail and I dont want to see Masterchef get overplayed to death with 2 x versions per year. Let’s keep it as a summer treat.

  • HalCapone

    These cooking competition shows are becoming nearly as ubiquitous, cheesy and annoying as singing competition shows. Since it is the summer, I will give them all a pass.

    Great hockey numbers for a sport that is nearly as foreign as soccer is to US television audiences.

    Go Blackhawks!

  • MichaelChickless

    Is the PR department at ABC having trouble spinning these numbers this morning? Well, they did [sort of] win the 10:00 hour (if you ignore hockey).

  • Fred

    I have no interest in the NBA.
    However, I would like to know if ABC has been promoting the hell out of Fall’s new shows.
    Perfect opportunity, because of the huge 18-49 demo NBA Finals has been achieving.

  • Edward

    I’ve got between 27-28mill for the Finals. Spurs/Heat this is going to be great!

  • The Cool Max

    That has to be a typo. How is CBS number one with viewers?

  • Joseph

    The Cool Max:

    Hockey does better in younger demographics (18-=34 and 18-49) than in overall viewers.

  • Joseph


    I doubt tonight’s (June 20th) Game 7 of the NBA Finals will get between 27 and 28 million viewers, but I think 22 million viewers is a very likely possibility.

    Which I think would make it the most-watched NBA game since Michael Jordan’s last championship.

    If the Stanley Cup Finals go to a seventh game, I could see 15 million viewers for Game 7, especially if Games 5 and/or 6 have dramatic endings.

  • MichaelChickless

    The Cool Max
    How is CBS number one with viewers?

    Where are you seeing that?

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

  • roly

    NBC is pushing 4 seven games \
    that way they,ll win the nightly ratings.

  • Nick

    All I care about is the Hot in Cleveland ratings!

  • chris23

    Arrow and Supernatural are doing solid in repeats so far this summer (of course tis is by CW standards but still….).

    Actually I’m quite surprised by the CW for Summer Repeats so far this Summer Season. Especially Friday Nights with Nikita getting a 0.4,0.3, and 0.2s. Supernatural does good gettings mostly .3s on Fridays. Mondays Oh Sit hiting 0.3/0.4 is more than I thought it would get and Carrie scoring a 0.1 this week and a few weeks ago is sad. Supernatural is just solid all around even on Fridays getting 0.3s with a 0.2 in the mix as well. Even Nikita shocked me I thought for sure it would be 0.1 but repeats for that show equal original airings lol. VD and Beauty are what I expected. i still am curious if repeats of Carrie were to move to Friday what would it score if it gets a .1 on Mondays? Not to mention what Cult is going get?!!!

    I just hope Arrow and Supernatural carry their momentum and increase in ratings for their respective second and ninth seasons on Wednesday and Tuesday Nights this upcoming season.

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