Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, June 12, 2019

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

The numbers for Wednesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. 2019 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 (NBC) (8-11 p.m.) 2.5/13 8.25
Press Your Luck (ABC) 0.9/5 4.88
The Amazing Race (CBS) 0.8/4 4.62
MasterChef (FOX) 0.7/4 2.76
Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.87
9 p.m. Card Sharks (ABC) – P 0.9/4 4.40
First Responders Live (FOX) – P 0.5/3 2.11
NCIS: The Cases They Can’t Forget (CBS) 0.4/2 3.43
Jane the Virgin (The CW) 0.2/1 0.66
10 p.m. Match Game (ABC) 0.8/4 3.88
S.W.A.T. (CBS) – R 0.4/2 3.14

 

The deciding game in this year’s Stanley Cup Final scored a dominant win in the Wednesday primetime ratings this week.

NBC’s broadcast of Game 7 between the St. Louis Blues and the Boston Bruins took the night’s no. 1 spot, averaging a 2.5 rating among adults 18-49 with 8.25 million viewers. Assuming the 2.5 at least holds in the finals later today, that makes it easily the network’s highest-rated Stanley Cup Final broadcast of the year, coming in five-tenths above Game 6’s 2.0 final rating.

In the metered-markets, the Game 7 broadcast also posted a 6.2 rating – the highest overnight rating for any NHL game on record.

Elsewhere, ABC kicked off its Wednesday Summer Fun & Games lineup in fairly strong fashion. The time-period premiere of “Press Your Luck” grabbed a 0.9 at 8 p.m., up two-tenths from its post-“Bachelorette” premiere Tuesday night. It was followed by the premiere of “Card Sharks” at 9 p.m., which scored a solid 0.9 as well.

“Match Game” returned to round out the night for ABC, posting a 0.8 with 3.88 million viewers, up a tenth from its summer premiere last year.

FOX’s “MasterChef” matched its 0.7 from a week ago, leading into the premiere of “First Responders Live,” which debuted with a low 0.5 and 2.11 million viewers.

CBS’ “The Amazing Race” ticked down from its previous 0.9 to a 0.8. “NCIS: The Cases They Can’t Forget,” however, stayed even with another 0.4, while the CW’s “Jane the Virgin” scored the same 0.2 that it did last Wednesday.

Network averages:

NBC ABC FOX CBS CW
Adults 18-49 rating/share 2.5/13 0.8/4 0.6/3 0.5/3 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 8.25 4.39 2.44 3.73 0.76

 

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

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.6/4, 1.9/5

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – R: 0.5/3, 1.5/4

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.3/2, 2.5/7

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.3/3, 1.2/4

“Nightline”: 0.3/3, 1.0/4

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/2, 1.2/4

Definitions:

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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