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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Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

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  • Ram510

    That was the best episode of 666 PA they have ever had so far. They should’ve been doing stories like this from the beginning, too bad

  • rob60990

    Zero Hour will definitely accomplish all time lows in the time period for ABC.

  • Mark

    Everyone is talking about how bad the numbers are for Game Five. Need I remind you how awful the ratings were last year. 5.5 million roughly on average for this one game is still more viewers than almost any two games of the Stanley Cup Finals last year. It’s hockey in America. They’re not going to have juggernaut ratings.

  • Edward

    Exactly Mark! NBC is still happy they won the night in viewership and key demo and that’s for 3 hour stretch. Also, this is late June! What else is on? Game six I believe will be around 8 mill and game 7 if need be. Can and will reach 10million. What other shows does NBC have that can get those ratings now? During this time. All other shows are done till the fall…..

  • hisgirlfriday

    The hockey ratings are probably down at least in small part because of something that happened in Detroit with them moving the hockey coverage off NBC to some lower-tier channel because of some fireworks show (I’m not kidding).

    Detroit had been 1 of the top 5 markets for Stanley Cup ratings every week.

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  • Andy

    I have followed Zero Hour since the beginning and I like, but I knew it wasn’t going to be a ratings winning. It was the first time I watched 666 Park Avenue and I really liked it. I wish I watched it from the start. I also watch the burn-off episodes of The Firm and Awake and was glad I saw some good shows before they were gone.

  • Johnson

    lol Hockeeeeee is BORRRRING

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    That’s the spirit Andy.

    If only more folks could just sit back and watch the remaining episodes without pointless bitchery and pathetic “Save Our Show” campaigns.

  • 728huey

    Not to rain all over the hockey fans on this site (I’m a Blackhawks fan, BTW; Go Hawks!), but those were probably the best numbers this series could put up last night since it was a Saturday night plus the fact that this was not an elimination game. And considering the two teams involved in this Stanley Cup Final, these are awesome numbers. Trust me, if the Stanley Cup Final were between the Ottawa Senators and Calgary Flames, we’d be looking at record low numbers for a major sport championship series (at least in the USA). So for all of those people wondering why NBC didn’t show games 2 and 3 live on the network in favor of The Voice finale, they would be screaming at NBC for even airing the Stanley Cup Final in that situation.

  • claude

    gm 7 will receive a new nhl record of 11.8 million

  • HalCapone

    Of course, I watch nothing except my beloved Blackhawks but NHL ratings on television are a drop in the bucket compared to NBA finals and NFL playoff games. Not quite soccer level television ratings in the US but hockey has a long way to grow.

  • HalCapone

    Agree with a few other comments, I like Zero Hour and I like 666 Park Avenue. Neither one is a reality show or cop show so that alone makes them watchable for me. So I will enjoy those last few burn off episodes of each until the next bumper crop of new potential burn off series debut in the Fall. From many of the previews I have seen, it should be a very healthy summer crop next year.

  • HalCapone

    There will be no game 7.

  • Edward

    I say there will be! I think Boston will be able to muster up the home ice advantage. I say they score a late goal to bring the house down to win the game and parlay that into game 7 for record ratings…..lol

    I know, I know. Not close to the NBA or NFL….lol But as Hockey fans we’ll take anything.

  • Sam

    @SunshineBaby Yeah, it’s kinda amazing how they used to out-rate NBA only a couple of years ago.

  • james

    wasn’t 666 supposed to replace GCB? That person should be fired immediately!

  • Sam

    I’m quite interested in this years World Series numbers, considering the poor regular season numbers on FOX.

  • claude

    at least hockey is killing mlb on fox. .that says alot. baby steps. maybe 1 day we’ll beat NBA say in the next 10 yrs or so. hockey gettin bigger by the yr. if this goes gm 7, we definitely break an all time NHL U.S record. if it goes to OT, it’ll peak at 14 million.. mark my words.

  • Erik

    When was the last time all 4 Major Networks had original programming on a Saturday at 9PM?

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