Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, June 13, 2016

Note: ABC’s live coverage of the NBA Finals will result in greater adjustments than usual in the final nationals. The NBC affiliate in San Francisco carried a major league baseball game, so its numbers may be subject to change as well.

The numbers for Monday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night (ABC) 3.0/11 9.97
American Ninja Warrior (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.9/6 6.84
So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation (FOX) 0.8/3 3.45
Mom (CBS) – R 0.8/3 4.75
Reign (The CW) 0.3/1 0.96
8:30 p.m. NBA Countdown (ABC) 3.5/12 10.21
2 Broke Girls (CBS) – R 0.8/3 4.14
9 p.m. NBA Finals Game 5 (ABC) (9-11 p.m.) 6.0/19 16.15
Scorpion (CBS) – R 0.7/3 4.16
Houdini & Doyle (FOX) 0.4/1 1.81
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (The CW) 0.4/1 1.12
9:30 p.m. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (The CW) – R 0.3/1 1.20
10 p.m. Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge (NBC) – P 1.5/5 4.87
BrainDead (CBS) – P 0.7/2 4.48


The NBA Finals improved considerably with Game 5 Monday night. The prime-time portion of the contest drew a 6.0 rating in adults 18-49, pending updates. That matches the final number for Game 4 on Friday. In the metered markets, it scored a 14.2 in households, the highest of this year’s series.

Elsewhere Monday, NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior” posted a 1.9, its best of the summer so far, pending updates, and helped “Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge” earn a solid 1.5 for its premiere.  CBS’ “BrainDead” didn’t fare so well, managing only a 0.7 for its debut.

“So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation” (0.8) was off two tenths vs. last week with the increased competition. “Reign” put up its typical 0.3 for The CW.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 5.1/17 1.8/6 0.7/3 0.6/2 0.3/1
Total Viewers (millions) 14.13 6.18 4.36 2.63 1.06


Late-night metered market ratings to come.

: 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.
Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings are available at approximately 11 a.m. ET the day after telecast. 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. 
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. 
Time Shifted Viewing:
 Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live +Same-Day and Live +7 Day. Time-shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+SD includes viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3 a.m. local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live +7 ratings include  viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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