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[06/07/19 - 08:14 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with Stanley Cup Finals
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (6/6/19):

NBC (5.246 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was the top draw on Thursday thanks to its coverage of the "Stanley Cup Finals, Game 5" (5.246 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1).

ABC (4.659 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was the number two network with its repeat lineup of "Celebrity Family Feud" (5.554 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2), "The $100,000 Pyramid" (4.516 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and "To Tell the Truth" (3.909 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4).

Next up was CBS (4.322 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (5.089 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "Young Sheldon" (4.928 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and "Mom" (4.404 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) followed by new episodes of "Life in Pieces" (4.188 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and "Elementary" (3.661 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #9).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.292 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) served up the penultimate "Paradise Hotel" (1.337 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10) and the conclusion to "Paradise Hotel" (1.247 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10).

And finally, fresh installments of "iZombie" (0.718 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) and "In the Dark" (0.613 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #13) on The CW (0.665 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Elementary
0.00% - Paradise Hotel - 8:00
0.00% - Paradise Hotel - 9:00
0.00% - iZombie
-14.29% - Life in Pieces
-50.00% - In the Dark

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Elementary (vs. SWAT (Repeat))
0.00% - iZombie (vs. Supernatural (Repeat))
0.00% - Life in Pieces (vs. Life in Pieces (Repeat))
0.00% - In the Dark (vs. Black Lightning (Repeat))
-21.05% - Stanley Cup Finals, Game 5
-42.86% - Paradise Hotel - 8:00 (vs. The Four: Battle for Stardom)
-50.00% - Paradise Hotel - 9:00 (vs. The Four: Battle for Stardom)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.5/4 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.6/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.4/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.1/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/7/18):

NBC (6.019 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) and the Washington Capitals were the big winners on Thursday with the "Stanley Cup Finals, Game 5" (6.019 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1).

ABC (4.705 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was the silver draw with repeats of "Celebrity Family Feud" (5.888 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2), "The $100,000 Pyramid" (4.715 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) nad "To Tell the Truth" (3.512 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8).

Next up was CBS (4.899 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and its repeat lineup of "The Big Bang Theory" (6.555 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3), "Young Sheldon" (6.196 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3), "Mom" (5.080 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), "Life in Pieces" (3.954 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #10) and "SWAT" (3.805 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #11).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.428 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) served up the return of "The Four: Battle for Stardom" (2.205 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8) and a second "The Four: Battle for Stardom" (2.653 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6).

And finally, second runs of "Supernatural" (0.837 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) and "Black Lightning" (0.676 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #13) on The CW (0.756 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night.

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+35.71% - Stanley Cup Finals, Game 5
0.00% - The Four: Battle for Stardom - 9:00 (vs. Love Connection)
-30.00% - The Four: Battle for Stardom - 8:00 (vs. Beat Shazam)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," delayed by a Stanley Cup overrun; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.6/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," delayed by a Stanley Cup overrun; "Late Show," 0.4/3 and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," delayed by a Stanley Cup overrun; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," delayed by a Stanley Cup overrun; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" was delayed by a Stanley Cup overrun.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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