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Encore Game Shows on ABC Top Thursday Overnights

NBC Could Be Poised for Victory in Adults 18-49 Thanks to the 'Stanley Cup Finals'

THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2017

Household Rating/Share
ABC: 3.6/ 7, NBC: 3.0/ 6, CBS: 3.0/ 5, Fox: 2.0/ 4, CW: 0.6/ 1

-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
ABC: +64, Fox: +43, CW: no change, CBS: – 6, NBC: -14

-Ratings Breakdown:
ABC led this second Thursday in June in the household overnights despite airing just repeats of two episodes of “Celebrity Family Feud” (3.9/ 7 from 8-10 p.m.) and “The $100,000 Pyramid” (3.1/ 6). Even so, NBC could still be poised for victory in adults 18-49 (and all the key demographics) as a result of Game 5 of the “Stanley Cup Finals” (Pittsburgh Penguins 6, Nashville Predators 0) at a 3.0/ 6 from 8-11 p.m. ET. Comparably, this was 14 percent below the 3.5/ 6 for the fifth game of the series on the year-ago evening.

Elsewhere, an encore telecast of CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory: topped the night at a 4.3/ 8 in the 8 p.m. half-hour. And that led into repeat telecasts of “Superior Donuts” (#3: 3.0/ 5), “Mom” (#3: 3.0/ 5), “Life in Pieces” (#3: 2.5/ 4) and a Thursday edition of drama “Bull” (#3: 2.6/ 5) from 8:30-11 p.m.

On Fox, recently introduced game shows “Beat Shazzam” (#4: 2.2/ 4) and “Love Connection” (#4: 1.8/ 3) slipped from their week-ago overnight averages by 12 percent and 14 percent, respectively. But the two hours were still, on average, 43 percent above failed year-ago reality competition “American Grit” (1.4/ 3 on 6/09/16). And The CW featured back-to-back repeat episodes of “Supernatural,” which averaged a 0.6/ 1 from 8-10 p.m.

What follows is the breakdown by half-hour for Thursday, June 8:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Celebrity Family Feud” (R): 3.6/ 7 (#2)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory” (R): 4.3/ 8 (#1)
NBC – “2017 Stanley Cup Finals”: 3.0/ 6 (#3)
Fox – “Beat Shazzam”: 2.1/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Supernatural” (R)” 0.6/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Celebrity Family Feud” (R): 3.8/ 7 (#1)
CBS – “Superior Donuts” (R): 3.0/ 5 (#3)
NBC – “2017 Stanley Cup Finals”: 3.5/ 7 (#2)
Fox – “Beat Shazzam”: 2.3/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Supernatural” (R)” 0.6/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Celebrity Family Feud” (R): 4.0/ 7 (#1)
CBS – “Mom” (R): 3.0/ 5 (#3)
NBC – “2017 Stanley Cup Finals”: 3.2/ 6 (#2)
Fox – “Love Connection”: 1.8/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Supernatural” (R)” 0.7/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Celebrity Family Feud” (R): 4.1/ 7 (#1)
CBS – “Life in Pieces” (R): 2.5/ 4 (#3)
NBC – “2017 Stanley Cup Finals”: 3.2/ 6 (#2)
Fox – “Love Connection”: 1.8/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Supernatural” (R)” 0.7/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “The $100,000 Pyramid” (R): 3.3/ 6 #1)
CBS – “Bull” (R): 2.6/ 5 (#3)
NBC – “2017 Stanley Cup Finals”: 2.7/ 5 (#2)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The $100,000 Pyramid” (R): 3.0/ 6 #1)
CBS – “Bull” (R): 2.7/ 5 (#2t)
NBC – “2017 Stanley Cup Finals”: 2.7/ 5 (#2t)

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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      • Nope. You can but I am not. Soap fans where their most reliable viewers. Turned on ABC the first thing in the morning. Watched primetime. Now I only watch General Hospital on ABC and will continue that way.