Due to the nature of live programming the ratings for NBC (NHL Stanley Cup Final) are approximate and subject to significant revisions in the final numbers. See below for more information on these Fast Affiliate Ratings.
NBC’s second game of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals, just edged ABC’s combination of The Bachelorette and True Beauty to top the adults 18-49 ratings on Monday.

The second game of the Chicago Blackhawks / Philadelphia Flyers NHL Stanley Cup Finals series averaged a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating from 8-11pm to lead the ratings Monday night. That’s effectively even with last season’s 2.3 rating for game 2 (Pittsburgh Penguins v. Detroit Red Wings, 5/31/09).

While it topped the 8-9pm hour, ABC’s The Bachelorette dropped 14% from its premiere last week to a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating. The season premiere of True Beauty scored a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating, down 34% from its season premiere in January 2009 (1/5/09).

CBS’ comedy repeats acquitted themselves quite well, as they should all summer. Fox and CW repeats didn’t do nearly as well.

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 ABC The Bachelorette 2.0 7 6.725
CBS How I Met Your Mother (repeat) 1.6 5 5.396
NBC NHL Hockey: Philadelphia v. Chicago 1.6 5 4.599
FOX Lie To Me (repeat) 0.9 3 3.269
CW One Tree Hil (repeat) 0.2 1 0.683
8:30 ABC The Bachelorette 2.4 7 7.280
NBC NHL Hockey: Philadelphia v. Chicago 2.2 7 5.699
CBS Rules of Engagement (repeat) 1.7 5 5.825
FOX Lie To Me (repeat) 0.9 3 3.283
CW One Tree Hil (repeat) 0.2 1 0.578
9:00 CBS Two And A Half Men (repeat) 2.6 7 9.723
ABC The Bachelorette 2.6 7 8.020
NBC NHL Hockey: Philadelphia v. Chicago 2.4 7 5.787
FOX The Good Guys (repeat) 0.9 3 3.024
CW Gossip Girl (repeat) 0.3 1 0.631
9:30 CBS The Big Bang Theory (repeat) 2.9 8 9.407
ABC The Bachelorette 2.7 7 8.315
NBC NHL Hockey: Philadelphia v. Chicago 2.7 7 6.536
FOX The Good Guys (repeat) 0.9 2 2.900
CW Gossip Girl (repeat) 0.3 1 0.543
10:00 NBC NHL Hockey: Philadelphia v. Chicago 2.5 7 5.895
ABC True Beauty (premiere) 2.1 6 5.589
CBS CSI: Miami (repeat) 1.8 5 8.103
10:30 NBC NHL Hockey: Philadelphia v. Chicago 2.9 8 6.940
ABC True Beauty (premiere) 2.0 6 5.240
CBS CSI: Miami (repeat) 1.7 5 7.985

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Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. 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. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

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.

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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 which are currently in approximately 24.4% of all U.S. TV households. 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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