Due to the nature of live sports programming the ratings for NBC (NHL 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.
Game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals drew a 3.2 preliminary rating for the primetime portion (8-11p), that was up 7% from 2009’s Game 7 preliminary 3.0 adults 18-49 rating (which was adjusted up to a 3.4 rating and 8.0 million viewers in the final ratings).
NBC will certainly top the nights adults 18-49 ratings, but we won’t know by how much until the final ratings are available later today.
Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance scored a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating, down 7% vs. last Wednesday’s 2.8 rating.
The only other new episode on broadcast last night, an ABC News Special Caught In the Act scored a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.
The half hour numbers for NBC below are useless for same night comparison purposes, ignore them.
Late-night results are below the primetime data.
Overnight ratings for Wednesday, June 15, 2011:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating||18-49 Share||Viewers Live+SD (million)|
|8:00||FOX||SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE||2.4||9||6.774|
|NBC||2011 NHL STANLEY CUP FINAL GM. 7||2.3||8||6.343|
|CBS||UNDERCOVER BOSS – R||1.1||4||4.445|
|ABC||THE MIDDLE – R||1.1||4||4.373|
|CW||AMERICA’S NEXT MODEL – R||0.4||1||1.173|
|8:30||NBC||2011 NHL STANLEY CUP FINAL GM. 7||3.0||9||7.678|
|FOX||SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE||2.7||8||7.533|
|CBS||UNDERCOVER BOSS – R||1.2||4||4.737|
|ABC||THE MIDDLE – R||1.2||4||4.079|
|CW||AMERICA’S NEXT MODEL – R||0.4||1||1.185|
|9:00||NBC||2011 NHL STANLEY CUP FINAL GM. 7||3.0||9||7.542|
|FOX||SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE||2.6||8||7.386|
|ABC||MODERN FAMILY – R||1.6||5||4.378|
|CBS||CRIMINAL MINDS – R||1.2||4||5.862|
|CW||AMERICA’S NEXT MODEL – R||0.4||1||1.102|
|9:30||NBC||2011 NHL STANLEY CUP FINAL GM. 7||3.5||10||8.817|
|FOX||SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE||2.7||8||7.803|
|CBS||CRIMINAL MINDS – R||1.4||4||6.621|
|ABC||MODERN FAMILY – R||1.4||4||3.920|
|CW||AMERICA’S NEXT MODEL – R||0.4||1||1.232|
|10:00||NBC||2011 NHL STANLEY CUP FINAL GM. 7||3.3||9||8.330|
|ABC||ABC NEWS SPECIAL||1.5||4||4.772|
|CBS||BLUE BLOODS – R||1.3||4||6.625|
|10:30||NBC||2011 NHL STANLEY CUP FINAL GM. 7||3.8||11||9.593|
|ABC||ABC NEWS SPECIAL||1.7||5||5.493|
|CBS||BLUE BLOODS – R||1.2||3||6.538|
via NBC press note:
Late night ratings data coming ASAP
NOTE: All ratings are “live plus same day” from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated. Starting with data for Mon 3/28/11, all program ratings will now include multiple viewings of a telecast on a DVR. Previously only the first viewing was counted. HUT/PUT will now consist of Live TV viewing and DVR playback at time of play. Previously, HUT/PUT consisted of live viewing and DVR playback credited to time of live telecast.
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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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