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[06/14/19 - 08:21 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBA Finals Wrap on Top for ABC
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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (6/13/19):

ABC (12.493 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.2, #1) took home top honors on Thursday with its final mix of "Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night" (9.161 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.6, #3), "NBA Countdown" (10.106 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.2, #2) and the "NBA Finals, Game 6" (13.923 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.9, #1).

A distant second then went to CBS (4.494 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) with its lineup of "The Big Bang Theory" (5.424 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4), "Young Sheldon" (5.028 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) and "Mom" (4.553 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) plus new episodes of "Life in Pieces" (4.313 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and "Elementary" (3.823 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

Next up was FOX (2.217 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with its primetime coverage of the "U.S. Open Championship: First Round" (2.217 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

Next up was NBC (1.755 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) with a repeat "Superstore" (2.190 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10) alongside the penultimate "AP Bio" (1.718 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10), the finales to "AP Bio" (1.414 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) and "Abby's" (1.249 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) plus a repeat "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1.980 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12).

And finally, new episodes of "iZombie" (0.748 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) and "In the Dark" (0.638 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.1, #16) concluded the night on The CW (0.693 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Life in Pieces
0.00% - Elementary
0.00% - AP Bio (vs. 5/30/19)
0.00% - Abby's (vs. 5/30/19)
0.00% - iZombie
0.00% - In the Dark

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+653.85% - NBA Finals, Game 6 (vs. Various (Repeats))
+300.00% - NBA Countdown (vs. Celebrity Family Feud (Repeat))
+225.00% - Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night (vs. Celebrity Family Feud (Repeat))
0.00% - iZombie (vs. Supernatural (Repeat))
-14.29% - Life in Pieces (vs. Life in Pieces (Repeat))
-16.67% - Elementary (vs. SWAT (Repeat))
-28.57% - U.S. Open Championship: First Round (vs. The Four: Battle for Stardom)
-50.00% - AP Bio - 8:30 (vs. Little Big Shots)
-50.00% - Abby's (vs. Marlon)
-50.00% - In the Dark (vs. Black Lightning (Repeat))
-57.14% - AP Bio - 9:00 (vs. Marlon)

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," 1.4/4; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," delayed by an NBA Finals overrun.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.3/2; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," delayed by an NBA Finals overrun.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" was delayed by an NBA Finals overrun.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 0.9/3 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/4 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.5/2 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.1/1 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/14/18):

CBS (4.705 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1) was the most-watched network on Thursday with its all-repeat lineup of "The Big Bang Theory" (6.088 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1), "Young Sheldon" (5.835 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1), "Mom" (5.036 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), "Life in Pieces" (3.942 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and "SWAT" (3.663 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10).

ABC (3.499 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1) then shared in the demo honors with its own second run mix of "Celebrity Family Feud" (4.061 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3), "$100,000 Pyramid" (3.671 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and "To Tell the Truth" (2.767 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10).

Next up was FOX (2.160 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1) with week two of "The Four: Battle for Stardom" (1.880 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) and a second "The Four: Battle for Stardom" (2.439 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.605 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up the return of "Little Big Shots" (5.646 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) and "Marlon" (2.957 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) followed by another "Marlon" (2.426 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) and a repeat "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.479 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14).

And finally, encores of "Supernatural" (0.775 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T15) and "Black Lightning" (0.606 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T15) on The CW (0.690 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Little Big Shots (vs. 4/29/18)
-12.50% - The Four: Battle for Stardom - 9:00
-14.29% - The Four: Battle for Stardom - 8:00

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+75.00% - The Four: Battle for Stardom - 9:00 (vs. Love Connection (Repeat))
+50.00% - The Four: Battle for Stardom - 8:00 (vs. PGA Overrun)
0.00% - Little Big Shots (vs. The Wall (Repeat))
-12.50% - Marlon - 9:00 (vs. The Wall (Repeat))
-25.00% - Marlon - 9:30 (vs. The Wall (Repeat))

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," 1.7/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.4/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.5/3; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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