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‘Stanley Cup Finals’ Lead NBC to Monday Overnight Victory

Week Two of 'Still Star-Crossed' Falls Off the Map on ABC

MONDAY, JUNE 5, 2017

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 4.0/ 7, ABC: 3.5/ 6, CBS: 2.8/ 5, Fox: 2.2/ 4, CW: 0.8/ 1

-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
NBC: +29, CW: no change, Fox: – 4, CBS: – 7, ABC: -19

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Ratings Breakdown:
NBC inched past ABC for Monday household overnight dominance thanks to the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Nashville Predators on the “Stanley Cup Final” at a 4.1 rating/7 share in the household overnights from 8-11:15 p.m. ET. Comparably, this is an increase of a hefty 32 percent from the 3.1/ 5 for hockey on the year-ago evening.

In week two news, ABC Shonda Rhimes drama “Still Star-Crossed” slid to a 1.4/ 3 in the household overnights in the 10 p.m. hour, which was 12 percent below the anemic 1.6/ 3 series-opener one week earlier. That 1.6 overnight rating translated into just 2.29 million viewers and a 0.5 rating/2 share in adults 18-49, based on the Live + Same Day data.

Comparably, “Still Star-Crossed” held only 31 percent of the 4.5/ 8 for lead-in “The Bachelorette” (#1: 4.5/ 8 from 8-10 p.m.), which remains close to year-ago levels.

In season-finale news, two episodes of Fox drama “Gotham” could not complete at a 2.2/ 4 from 8-10 p.m. Unfortunately, there is no reason to expect “Gotham” anchoring Thursday next fall (into new dramedy “The Orville”) will do any better.

Elsewhere, CBS populated this first Monday in June with encore telecasts of “Kevin Can Wait” (#3: 3.2/ 6), “Man with a Plan” (#3: 2.9/ 5), “Mom” (#3: 3.1/ 5), “Life in Pieces” (#3: 2.6/ 4) and “Scorpion” (#2: 2.7/ 5). And The CW, also all repeats, aired “Supergirl” (#5: 0.8/ 1) into two episodes (original and repeat) of “Whose Line is it Anyway” (#5: avg. 0.8/ 1 from 9-10 p.m.).

What follows is the half-hour breakdown for Monday, June 5, 2017:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelorette”: 4.8/ 8 (#1)
CBS – “Kevin Can Wait” (R): 3.2/ 6 (#3)
NBC – “2017 Stanley Cup Final”: 3.5/ 6 (#2)
Fox – “Gotham”: 2.4/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Supergirl” (R): 0.8/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelorette”: 4.5/ 8 (#1)
CBS – “Man with a Plan” (R): 2.9/ 5 (#3)
NBC – “2017 Stanley Cup Final”: 3.9/ 7 (#2)
Fox – “Gotham”: 2.2/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Supergirl” (R): 0.8/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelorette”: 4.4/ 7 (#1)
CBS – “Mom” (R)” 3.1/ 5 (#3)
NBC – “2017 Stanley Cup Final”: 3.9/ 7 (#2)
Fox – “Gotham” (season finale): 2.1/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Whose Line is it Anyway?”: 0.8/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelorette”: 4.4/ 7 (#1t)
CBS – “Life in Pieces” (R): 2.6/ 4 (#3)
NBC – “2017 Stanley Cup Final”: 4.4/ 7 (#1t)
Fox – “Gotham” (season finale): 2.2/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Whose Line is it Anyway?” (R): 0.8/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Still Star-Crossed”: 1.5/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Scorpion” (R): 2.7/ 5 (#3)
NBC – “2017 Stanley Cup Final”: 4.2/ 7 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Still Star-Crossed”: 1.2/ 2 (#3)
CBS – “Scorpion” (R): 2.7/ 5 (#3)
NBC – “2017 Stanley Cup Final”: 4.3/ 8 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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