Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, June 6, 2019

Note: NBC’s live NHL broadcast will likely result in greater adjustments in the finals than usual for the network.

The numbers for Thursday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. 2019 Stanley Cup Final Game 5 (NBC) (8-11 p.m.) 1.5/7 5.25
Celebrity Family Feud (ABC) – R 0.9/5 5.55
The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – R 0.6/3 5.09
Paradise Hotel (FOX) (8-10 p.m.) – F 0.4/2 1.29
iZombie (The CW) 0.2/1 0.72
8:30 p.m. Young Sheldon (CBS) – R 0.6/3 4.93
9 p.m. The $100,000 Pyramid (ABC) – R 0.8/4 4.52
Mom (CBS) – R 0.6/3 4.40
In the Dark (The CW) 0.1/1 0.61
9:30 p.m. Life in Pieces (CBS) 0.6/3 4.19
10 p.m. To Tell the Truth (ABC) – R 0.7/4 3.91
Elementary (CBS) 0.5/3 3.66


Game 5 of this year’s Stanley Cup Final led NBC to a dominant primetime ratings win Thursday night.

The network’s broadcast of the Blues vs. Bruins game took the night’s no. 1 spot with a 1.5 average rating in adults 18-49 and 5.25 million viewers. That puts it on par with the preliminary ratings for NBC’s Game 1 and Game 4 broadcasts this year, and gives it the largest initial audience yet, with 5.25 million viewers.

It is, however, down from the 1.9 preliminary rating and 6.02 million viewers that last year’s Game 5 broadcast scored, which later adjusted up to a 2.2 final rating with 6.59 million viewers.

Elsewhere, CBS’ “Life in Pieces” (0.7) and “Elementary” (0.5) both matched their ratings from a week ago. The CW’s “iZombie” (0.2) and “In the Dark” (0.1) similarly stayed even week-to-week.

The season finale of FOX’s “Paradise Hotel” held steady with another 0.4 as well. Meanwhile, ABC took the night off.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.5/7 0.8/4 0.6/3 0.4/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 5.25 4.66 4.32 1.29 0.67


Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):

11:35 p.m.

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/3, 2.6/7

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – R: 0.4/3, 1.7/5

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” – R: 0.4/3, 1.5/4

12:35 a.m.

“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.2/2, 1.1/4

“Nightline”: 0.2/2, 1.0/4

“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.2/2, 0.9/3


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.
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:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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