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TV Ratings Thursday: 'Undateable', 'Last Comic Standing' Dip Against NBA Finals Game 1 + 'Hell's Kitchen' Flat

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June 6th, 2014

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Scoreboard ABC CBS NBC FOX UNI CW
Adults 18-49: rating/Share 4.2/14 1.2/4 1.2/4 1.2/4 1.0/3 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 4.2/17 0.6/3 0.8/3 0.9/4 1.0/4 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 10.66 5.71 3.79 3.78 2.67 0.69

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

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.

On ABC, game one of the NBA Finals scored a 5.1 adults 18-49 rating, up from the 4.9 preliminary rating that last year's game 1 earned. Earlier in the night, Jimmy Kimmel Live earned a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating and NBA Countdown earned a 2.8 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, Hollywood Game Night earned a 1.1, down a tenth from last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. Undateable garnered a 1.0 at 9PM and a 1.0 at 9:30PM, down from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.  Last Comic Standing scored a 1.4, down two tenths  from last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Hell's Kitchen matched last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. Gang Related earned a 0.8, down two tenths from last week's 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.

Overnight ratings for Thursday, June 5, 2014 (all Live+Same Day ratings):

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM ABC Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night 2.1 8 6.35
CBS The Big Bang Theory -R 2.0 8 8.84
FOX Hell's Kitchen 1.6 6 4.59
NBC Hollywood Game Night 1.1 4 4.11
CW The Vampire Diaries -R 0.3 1 0.78
9:30PM ABC NBA Countdown 2.8 10 7.14
CBS Mom -R 1.3 5 6.21
tvbythenumbers.com
9:00PM ABC NBA Finals Game 1 (9-11PM) 5.1 13 12.61
CBS Two and a Half Men -R 1.1 4 5.43
NBC Undateable 1.0 4 3.12
FOX Gang Related 0.8 3 2.98
CW The Originals -R 0.2 1 0.60
9:30PM CBS The Millers -R 1.0 3 4.58
NBC Undateable 1.0 4 2.92
tvbythenumbers.com
10:00 PM NBC Last Comic Standing 1.4 4 4.25
CBS Elementary -R 0.7 2 4.60

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In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday Night:

 

  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.6/6,; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.7/8, delayed by an NBA overrun.

 

  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 1.0/5,; "Late Show," 0.3/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/7, delayed by an NBA overrun.

 

  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline," delayed by an NBA overrun, averaged a 1.8/6 in metered-market households and a 0.9/6 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

 

  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.3/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

 

  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly," averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

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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 football 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.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)
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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