TV Ratings Friday: Stanley Cup Final Wins Night, 'What Would You Do?' & '20/20' Down

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June 14th, 2014

Los Angeles Kings Stanley Cup 2014

Scoreboard NBC ABC CBS FOX CW x
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.9/8 1.2/5 0.7/3 0.3/1 0.3/1 x
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.5/7 0.8/5 0.3/2 0.3/1 0.2/1 x
Total Viewers (million) 5.258 5.169 5.124 1.365 1.097 x

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

Due to the nature of live sports programming the ratings for NBC (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.

On NBC, Stanley Cup Finals Game 5 scored a preliminary 1.9 adults 18-49 rating from 8-11PM, up six percent from a preliminary 1.8 for last year's game five. The game went into double overtime, with coverage of the game and victory celebration lasting until 12:47AM ET, so expect adjustments in the final ratings.

On ABC, What Would You Do? earned a 1.2, down fourteen percent from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. 20/20 garnered a 1.3, down thirteen percent from last week’s 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.

June 13, 2014 (all Live+Same Day ratings):

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Total Viewers (Millions)
8:00 NBC Stanley Cup Final (8-11PM) - Live 1.9/8 5.26
ABC Shark Tank - R 1.2/5 5.01
CBS Undercover Boss - R 0.8/3 4.00
FOX MasterChef - R 0.5/2 1.67
CW Whose Line Is It Anyway? - R 0.4/2 1.40
8:30 CW Whose Line Is It Anyway? - R 0.5/2 1.59
9:00 ABC What Would You Do? 1.2/5 5.01
CBS Hawaii Five-0 - R 0.6/2 4.96
FOX 24: Live Another Day - R 0.2/1 1.06
CW Hart of Dixie - R 0.2/1 0.70
10:00 ABC 20/20 1.3/5 6.04
CBS Blue Bloods - R 0.7/3 6.42


In Late-Night Metered Markets Friday night:


  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.6/6, delayed by a Stanley Cup hockey overrun; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.8/4 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/5 with an encore.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 0.9/6, delayed by a Stanley Cup overrun; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3 with an encore.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.0/4 in metered-market households, with an encore delayed by a Stanley Cup overrun) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49, with an encore delayed by a Stanley Cup overrun) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).


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NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.


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.  More information on ratings is available here.

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.)

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.

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