Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Note: ABC’s coverage of the NBA Finals will result in greater than usual adjustments in the final nationals.

The numbers for Wednesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night (ABC) 2.3/9 7.65
American Ninja Warrior (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.6/6 5.70
Masterchef (FOX) 1.2/5 4.06
Undercover Boss (CBS) – R 0.6/2 3.46
Arrow (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.86
8:30 p.m. NBA Countdown (ABC) 2.3/9 6.91
9 p.m. NBA Finals Game 3 (ABC) (9-11 p.m.) 5.2/19 13.65
Wayward Pines (FOX) 0.7/3 2.44
Criminal Minds (CBS) – R 0.7/3 4.02
Supernatural (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.66
10 p.m. The Night Shift (NBC) 0.9/3 4.26
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (CBS) – R 0.6/2 3.78


ABC’s coverage of the NBA Finals scored another big ratings win Wednesday. Pending updates, the game drew a 5.2 rating in adults 18-49, down from the fast-national 5.5 for Sunday’s Game 2 (which aired entirely in primetime). The game’s metered-market household rating of 11.8 tied Game 2.

Elsewhere, NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior” held up pretty well opposite the NBA with a 1.6, down 0.1 from its premiere last week. “The Night Shift” (0.9), however, fell 0.2 week to week.

FOX’s “Masterchef” matched its 1.2 from last week, but “Wayward Pines” slipped a tenth to 0.7.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 4.2/15 1.3/5 0.9/3 0.6/2  0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 11.53 5.22 3.25 3.75 0.76


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

11:35 p.m.

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” (delayed by NBA Finals): 1.4/9, 2.7/8

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.7/4, 2.4/6

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.3/2, 1.7/4

12:35 a.m.

“Nightline” (delayed): 0.9/7, 1.8/7

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.4/3, 1.1/4

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/1, 0.8/3

: 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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