TV Ratings Thursday: NBA Finals Game 7 Dominates Night + 'Hell's Kitchen' Dips & 'Hannibal' Finale Flat

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June 21st, 2013


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 7.1/22 1.4/4 1.4/4 1.0/3 0.6/2 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 7.0/25 1.1/4 1.3/5 0.6/2 0.5/2 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 17.815 3.712 3.557 5.892 5.892 0.867


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 number 1 in adults 18-49 and with Total Viewers.

On ABC, Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night earned a 3.2 adults 18-49. NBA Countdown garnered a 4.5. NBA Finals Game 7 scored a monster 8.7 adults 18-49 rating. We have more on last night's basketball ratings here.

On FOX, Hell’s Kitchen garnered a 1.9, down a tenth from last week's 2.0 18-49 rating down. Does Someone Have to Go? matched last week's 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, Hannibal was even with last week's series low 0.7 adults 18-49 rating. Your votes were too optimistic.


Overnight ratings for Thursday, June 20, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM ABC Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night 3.2 12 9.09
FOX Hell's Kitchen 1.9 7 5.05
CBS The Big Bang Theory -R 1.6 6 7.47
NBC Parks and Recreation -R 0.6 2 2.28
CW The Vampire Diaries -R 0.4 1 1.05
8:30PM ABC NBA Countdown 4.5 15 11.57
CBS Two and a Half Men -R 1.2 4 5.79
NBC Parks and Recreation -R 0.6 2 1.73
9:00PM ABC 2013 NBA Finals (Game 7) 8.7 26 21.56
FOX Does Someone Have to Go? 0.9 3 2.37
CBS Person of Interest -R 0.7 2 5.82
NBC The Office -R 0.5 1 1.43
CW Beauty and the Beast -R 0.2 1 0.68
9:30PM NBC The Office -R 0.5 1 1.37
10:00 PM CBS Elementary -R 0.8 2 5.220
NBC Hannibal 0.7 2 1.90


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  • Eddie

    The Hannibal finale was fantastic.

  • Alec M

    Agreed. Best surprise network drama of the season! Can’t wait for season 2

  • Liv

    When was the last time abc got ratings like that

  • tati

    3 yrs ago, many were predicting the slow, painful death of the NBA.

    Many were wrong.

  • Tom K

    Americans just don’t want to think! Hannibal was EXCELLENT!!!

  • CrimTV

    Hannibal is below The Vampire Diaries, Arrow, Supernatural and some of B&TB’s earlier episodes.

  • Stacy

    Hannibal was fantastic. I’m glad it’ll be around for season 2 (at least).

  • KarenM

    Not bad for Hannibal. Too bad most people missed a great finale!

  • Dennis


    A piss poor finale….below alot of CW shows

  • Melissa

    “Heel’s Kitchen”? Lol.

  • peter

    Great finale for Hannibal! Along with Vikings and The Americans, it is my favorite new show of the year!!

  • KarenM

    @Dennis, I bet you didn’t even see it.

  • MichaelChickless

    Go Hannibal!!

    spoiler alert ;-) :-)
    The Spurs really blew it in Game 6. They had their chance.

  • Lucas Melo

    The Game will adjust up so much it’s gonna hit a 10.0 18-49 rating!

  • FLOP Detector

    Hannibal is a huge FLOP, but not today.

    Scored the same ratings from last week even against NBA Final Game.

    Is the most obvious cancellation of 2013-14 season (or the second, because The Carrie Diaries has also been renewed).

    But today I can’t say flopball.

  • Tessa

    Hannibal finale was fantastic. Can’t believe season 2 is a year from now. Best new show of this year hands down. Glad for the renewal and hope more people find out about it.

  • Body of Poof

    Hannibal was great.

  • fakeem

    Like i’ve been saying since last year, when I discovered this site, ANY first run show during the summer that can’t beat a rerun should be cancelled.

  • BigBrotherFan

    I want to know in what universe a .7 rating on a major network NOT AIRING on a SATURDAY is “Good”? It utterly pathetic seeing people say “Go Hannibal” I’m shocked NBC gave this a season 2! Where in the heck are they going to plug it in? DO KNOW HARM got yanked after two episodes with ratings somewhat better than this. HANNIBAL is beyond the FLOP of the season Hugh Dancy is ugly and has no chirisma! What the heck is up with his mouth? > Gross.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Amanda Kondolojy

    “Heel’s Kitchen”? Lol.

    It was a special. Ramsay threw ladies’ shoes at chef wannabes for an entire hour.

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