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Thursday Overnights: The Washington Capitals Victory on ‘The Stanley Cup Finals’ Leads NBC to Victory

Modest Return for 'The Four: Battle for Stardom' on Fox

THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 4.8/ 9, CBS: 3.3/ 6, ABC: 3.2/ 6, Fox: 1.9/ 3, CW: 0.6/ 1

Percent Change From the Year-Ago Evening:
NBC: +60, CBS: +10, CW: no change, Fox: – 5, ABC: -11

Ratings Breakdown:
Game 5 of “The Stanley Cup Finals” (Washington Capitals 4, Vegas Golden Knights 3) led NBC to a solid Thursday overnight victory with an estimated 4.8 rating/9 share in the household overnights for the primetime portion. The game concluded at 11:24 p.m. ET, and the peak half-hour in prime was a 5.9/11 at 10:30 p.m.

In season-premiere news, Fox singing competition “The Four: Battle for Stardom” was left at the starting gate with a modest 1.9/ 3 in households from 8-10 p.m. The remainder of the evening was all repeats, with “Celebrity Family Feud” and “The $100,000 Pyramid” on ABC from 8-10 p.m. flexing some encore muscle.

What follows are the household overnight ratings for Thursday, June 7 broken out by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Celebrity Family Feud” (R): 4.1/ 8 (#2)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory” (R): 4.4/ 8 (#1)
NBC – “2018 Stanley Cup Final” (Game 5): 3.7/ 7 (#1)
Fox – “The Four: Battle for Stardom” (season premiere): 1.8/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Supernatural” (R): 0.6/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Celebrity Family Feud” (R): 3.9/ 7 (#3)
CBS – “Young Sheldon” (R): 4.1/ 8 (#2)
NBC – “2018 Stanley Cup Final” (Game 5): 4.3/ 8 (#1)
Fox – “The Four: Battle for Stardom” (season premiere): 1.8/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Supernatural” (R): 0.6/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “The $100,000 Pyramid” (R): 3.3/ 6 (#3)
CBS – “Mom” (R): 3.4/ 6 (#3)
NBC – “2018 Stanley Cup Final” (Game 5): 4.3/ 8 (#1)
Fox – “The Four: Battle for Stardom” (season premiere): 2.0/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Black Lightning” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “The $100,000 Pyramid” (R): 3.1/ 5 (#2)
CBS – “Life in Pieces” (R): 2.6/ 5 (#3)
NBC – “2018 Stanley Cup Final” (Game 5): 5.4/10 (#1)
Fox – “The Four: Battle for Stardom” (season premiere): 2.2/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Black Lightning” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “To Tell the Truth” (R): 2.6/ 5 (#2)
CBS – “S.W.A.T. (R): 2.5/ 5 (#3)
NBC – “2018 Stanley Cup Final” (Game 5): 5.1/ 9 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “To Tell the Truth” (R): 2.4/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “S.W.A.T. (R): 2.5/ 5 (#2)
NBC – “2018 Stanley Cup Final” (Game 5): 5.9/11 (#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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