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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  • Melanie P.

    @Fred, during the NBA Finals, I have only seen a couple of promos for a couple of the new shows coming up this fall. Perhaps, some others may have seen more. Maybe since it is still just June, ABC hasn’t done a whole lot of promos for fall yet, but it would be a great time to start since the ratings for the Finals have been pretty solid.

    Excited for Game 7 tonight, Go HEAT!! :)

  • Melanie P.

    Wanted to add also, that I am glad to see the American Baking competition holding steady. Excited for Big Brother starting next week too. Now they have showed TONS of promos for it, lol.

  • MichaelChickless

    I remember seeing a SHIELD promo recently. I think it was shown during one of the basketball games.

  • timmay!!

    As much of a fan of most of the How To Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)cast I am, I find it painful to watch that show.

  • CBSviewer

    Supernatural is awesome and I’m now sure it will rate higher than most of CW Shows next season. It is a good idea to pair it with The Originals considering it was paired with The Vampire Diaries on Thursday and it was pretty good. CW will be stronger next season. Tuesday and Wednesday looks solid.

  • Robert Ford

    I was out all day. Any rate the absolute audience doesn’t matter, but HTLWYP has indeed slipped, and this time even faster than it had been.

    The slow decline isn’t all that surprising, considering that the show is canceled and the new episodes are airing in the summer. I’d hoped that it could build against the odds, but it hasn’t. More importantly, it no longer matched its lead-in, which means the retentionists can start crowing.

    I’m not going to play fan excuse bingo with ratings could-haves, but I will point out that it did better than the network’s scripted average, and it did this despite airing a couple episodes surrounded by repeats.

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