TV Ratings Saturday: Stanley Cup Coverage Dominates Night + '666 Park Ave' Burn-Off Premieres Low

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June 23rd, 2013

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Scoreboard NBC CBS FOX ABC
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.8/7 0.6/2 0.6/3 0.5/2
Total Viewers (million) 5.37 3.41 2.97 2.21

Due to the nature of live  programming the ratings for FOX (MLB Baseball) and NBC (Stanley Cup Final) are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers. See below for more information on these Fast Affiliate Ratings

Note: We only have half-hour data today.

NBC was number one with adults 18-49, and with total viewers.


Broadcast primetime ratings for June 22, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC 2013 Stanley Cup Final (8-11PM) 1.2 5 3.84
FOX MLB Baseball (8-10PM) 0.6 3 2.69
CBS NCIS Los Angeles -R 0.4 2 2.68
ABC Zero Hour 0.3 1 2.13
8:30PM NBC 2013 Stanley Cup Final (8-11PM) 1.6 7 5.12
FOX MLB Baseball (8-10PM) 0.6 3 2.96
CBS NCIS Los Angeles -R 0.4 2 2.88
ABC Zero Hour 0.3 1 1.95
9:00PM NBC 2013 Stanley Cup Final (8-11PM) 1.6 7 4.95
FOX MLB Baseball (8-10PM) 0.6 3 3.19
ABC 666 Park Ave 0.5 2 2.01
CBS Brooklyn DA 0.5 2 3.08
9:30PM NBC 2013 Stanley Cup Final (8-11PM) 2.0 7 5.75
FOX MLB Baseball (8-10PM) 0.7 3 3.02
CBS Brooklyn DA 0.5 2 3.30
ABC 666 Park Ave 0.4 2 1.91
10:00 PM NBC 2013 Stanley Cup Final (8-11PM) 2.1 8 6.03
CBS 48 Hours 0.8 3 3.89
ABC 20/20 -R 0.6 2 2.51
10:30 PM NBC 2013 Stanley Cup Final (8-11PM) 2.2 8 6.51
CBS 48 Hours 0.9 3 4.63
ABC 20/20 -R 0.6 2 2.74

-Saturday's Ratings Via TV Media Insights
Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.


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 baseball 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.

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  • jj

    That’s low for game 5. I thought it would go over 7. We’ll see how the final numbers look. Saturdays are bad for viewership even for sports.

  • NBC Fan

    Please stick with the half-hour charts?

  • Ben Thompson

    Those numbers are not very good especially since it was game 5.

  • Connman

    With numbers like that, ‘Dominates’ is a bit strong, don’t you think?

    Also, I’d say 666’s numbers are decent, given it’s situation and the rest of the evening…

  • Edward

    NBC did better than ABC, CBS and Fox combined so I’d say they dominated the night.

  • Hardline_Pro

    666 Park Ave isn’t on next weekend? Why?

  • Gary A

    I am pleased to see I was right in the poll.
    666 was beaten modestly by Brooklyn DA and by what I said.
    Interesting that both tied from 9:00 until 9:30 but 666 lost a .1 in the demo and .10 in viewers while Brooklyn DA styaed at 0.5 in the demo both halfs but picked up .22 more viewers second half.
    It got dark and a lot of CBS watchers came in.

  • tati

    @Bryan, actually, if you haven’t following Hockey for a while, Hockey is doing well… it used to get real bad bad ratings.

    I think you must be comparing it to NBA or NFL or something…

  • Mizzourah

    I know it was sports and burn off shows, but did you ever think you’d see a summer Saturday w/ 90% of prime time…NEW!!

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  • steve

    I’ll say what I said before: It’s too bad about “Zero Hour”. Given the sad state of scifi on TV these days (“Defiance”, “Falling Skies”, etc), here was one show that really tried to tell a wild, “out there” story. And unlike the other shows passing for scifi these days, ZH actually has a pretty dense storyline. The 2 episodes ABC aired last Saturday were actually really well constructed, telling mirroring stories from past and present.

    The pace of storytelling is just insane. They pack so much story in, that everything you think you know changes at every commercial break. Yeah, it’s not the best show ever made. But given how all the rest of current scifi tv seems like it’s struggling to stretch paper-thin storylines over 42 minutes, ZH is a refreshing change of pace.

  • Jack Bauer


  • 9to5

    @ Steve. I agree with you about zero hour, a good show that nobody watches no pun intended

  • The End


    Lol opinions.

  • SunshineBaby

    Saturday’s aren’t big in USA for television like they are in Canada.

    Hoping for 8mil in Game 6 if the Bruins win,

    Hoping for 10mil in game 7 regardless of who wins.

  • CBSviewer

    So Saturday ratings are:

    NBC – 2013 Stanley Cup Final (8-11PM) = 1.78 (5.37 million viewers)
    FOX – MLB Baseball (8-10PM) = 0.63 (2.97 million viewers)
    CBS – NCIS: Los Angeles (R) = 0.4 (2.78 million viewers)
    ABC – Zero Hour = 0.3 (2.04 million viewers)

    CBS – Brooklyn DA = 0.5 (3.19 million viewers)
    ABC – 666 Park Avenue = 0.45 (1.96 million viewers)

    CBS – 48 Hours = 0.85 (4.26 million viewers)
    ABC – 20/20 (R) = 0.6 (2.63 million viewers)

  • SunshineBaby

    Baseball really needs to entice the younger audience, their 18-49 Ratings are bad……

  • 3terms4obama


    You can’t average half hours to get the show’s rating. For instance, in the first half hour 666 could’ve gotten a .54 and Brooklyn DA could’ve gotten .45 – both round to .5.

    We won’t know unless hour-rounded data is released which show “won.”

  • DenverDean

    The hockey numbers will be adjust because the game didn’t start until 7:20 and ended at around 10:45. There is a lot pre-game and post-game included – not to mention these aren’t TZ adjusted.

  • CBSviewer

    @ 3terms4obama

    I was just trying…

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