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Monday Final Nationals: Positive Start to the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Final on NBC

NBC was Monday night’s top network in total viewers (4.81 million from 8-11 p.m.) and all key demos with Game 1 of the “2017 NHL Stanley Cup Final” series between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Nashville Predators. 4.92 million viewers tuned into this game (4.85 million on TV, 71,000 via streaming) marking it as the third-largest Stanley Cup Final Game 1 audience in 18 years, behind only Chicago-Boston in 2013 (6.4 million) and Chicago-Tampa Bay in 2015 (5.5 million). Predators-Penguins saw an increase of 21 percent over the year-ago Game 1 of Pittsburgh-Tampa Bay from May 30, 2016 (4.08 million).

Game 1 (8:11 – 11:04 p.m. ET) peaked with 5.5 million TV-only viewers during the 10:45-11 p.m. ET quarter-hour.

Locally, Nashville posted a 22.5 rating, an all-time record for a Predators game on the networks of NBC. Pittsburgh delivered a 35.7 local rating, a Top 5 Penguins rating in the market, up 16 percent vs. last year’s Game 1 (30.9), and topping all Stanley Cup Final games last year, except for Game 5 (36.9).

(Sources: NBC Sports, Sports Media Watch)

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Monday, May 29, 2017
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.0/6 4567 0.9/4 1.2/4 1.4/4
8:00 The Bachelorette 253 93 3.6/7 5679 1.2/6 1.5/6 1.8/6
10:01 Still Star-Crossed (p) 253 93 1.5/3 2288 0.3/1 0.5/2 0.6/2
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.3/4 3420 0.5/2 0.8/3
8:00 Kevin Can Wait (rs) 253 93 2.4/5 3731 0.3/2 0.6/2 0.9/3
8:30 Man with a Plan (rs) 253 93 2.3/4 3592 0.3/2 0.6/2 0.9/3
9:00 Superior Donuts (rs) 253 93 2.3/4 3444 0.3/2 0.6/2 0.9/3
9:30 2 Broke Girls (rs) 253 93 1.9/3 2817 0.3/1 0.5/2 0.8/2
10:00 Scorpion (rs) 253 93 2.3/5 3471 0.2/1 0.5/2 0.8/2
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.8/5 4810 1.7/7 2.0/6
8:00 NHL Stanley Cup Final Pre-Game (s) 212 90 2.5/5 4255 0.9/5 1.2/5 1.5/5
8:11 NHL Stanley Cup Final Game 1: Nashville @ Pittsburgh (s) (thru 11:04) 244 93 2.8/5 4854 1.4/7 1.7/7 2.0/6
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 2.0/4 3164 0.6/3 0.9/4 1.2/4
8:00 Gotham 257 93 1.8/3 3027 0.6/3 1.0/4 1.2/4
9:01 Lucifer (f) 257 93 2.1/4 3305 0.6/3 0.9/3 1.1/3
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.6/1 979 0.1/1 0.2/1 0.3/1
8:00 Supergirl (r) 247 90 0.7/1 1015 0.1/0 0.2/1 0.3/1
9:00 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (p) 247 90 0.6/1 944 0.2/1 0.2/1 0.3/1
9:30 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (r) 247 90 0.6/1 945 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.3/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.8/2 1615 0.6/2
7:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 0.8/2 1377 0.5/2
8:00 La Reina de la Cancion 0.8/1 1526 0.5/2
9:00 La Doble Vida de Estela Carrillo 0.9/2 1736 0.6/2
10:03 La Piloto 0.8/2 1575 0.6/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.4/1 755 0.4/1
7:00 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos (r) 0.4/1 795 0.3:1
7:57 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos 0.7/1 1276 0.4/2
9:00 La Candidata (p) 0.3/1 589 0.2/1
10:00 El Bienamado 0.2/0 389 0.3/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average (preliminary) 0.6/1 950 0.3/1 0.4/2
8:00 El Capo (preliminary) 0.6/1 971 0.2/1 0.4/1
9:00 La Querida del Centauro (preliminary) 0.6/1 970 0.3/1 0.4/2
10:00 La Querida del Centauro (preliminary) 0.5/1 910 0.3/1 0.4/2

Note: All of this date’s Telemundo data are based on preliminary figures.

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Monday 5/22/17

The Bachelorette” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.8/8
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 2.2/8
Men 18-49: 0.8/3
Women 25-54: 2.5/8
Men 25-54: 1.1/3

Still Star-Crossed” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.1/1
Women 18-49: 0.7/2
Men 18-49: 0.3/1
Women 25-54: 0.9/3
Men 25-54: 0.4/1

NHL Stanley Cup Final Pre-Game” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.7/4
Men 18-34: 1.1/7
Women 18-49: 1.1/4
Men 18-49: 1.4/7
Women 25-54: 1.3/5
Men 25-54: 1.6/6

NHL Stanley Cup Final Game 1: Nashville Predators @ Pittsburgh Penguins” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.9/5
Men 18-34: 1.8/10
Women 18-49: 1.3/5
Men 18-49: 2.2/9
Women 25-54: 1.5/5
Men 25-54: 2.5/6

Gotham” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.6/4
Women 18-49: 0.9/3
Men 18-49: 1.1/5
Women 25-54: 1.0/3
Men 25-54: 1.3/4

Lucifer” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 1.0/3
Men 18-49: 0.8/3
Women 25-54: 1.2/4
Men 25-54: 1.1/3

Whose Line Is It Anyway?” (CW, 9:00)
Women 18-34: 0.1/1
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.3/1
Men 18-49: 0.2/1
Women 25-54: 0.3/1
Men 25-54: 0.3/1

Movie: Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland” (Lifetime)
Women 18-34: 0.47
Men 18-34: 0.25
Women 18-49: 0.75
Men 18-49: 0.38

Special: Michael Jackson: The Ultimate Icon” (Lifetime)
Women 18-34: 0.39
Men 18-34: 0.30
Women 18-49: 0.57
Men 18-49: 0.34

Cable Rankings – Monday 5/29/17
What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Monday, May 29:

* Vwrs = Viewers in thousands; V-No. = Prime time rank in viewers; D-No. = Prime time rank in demo (adults 18-49)
V-No.* D-No.* Program Net Start Dur Vwrs* A1849
76 84 LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY A&E 8:00 PM 60 544 0.17
18 18 LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY SPECIAL A&E 9:00 PM 126 1341 0.47
69 66 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 602 0.20
66 49 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 8:30 PM 30 636 0.25
54 27 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:00 PM 30 802 0.37
44 22 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 9:30 PM 30 920 0.43
34 17 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1013 0.49
25 7 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1185 0.58
73 78 RIVER MONSTERS APL 8:00 PM 60 567 0.18
79 72 RIVER MONSTERS APL 9:00 PM 60 538 0.19
77 72 RIVER MONSTERS SPECIAL APL 10:00 PM 60 541 0.19
83 78 BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK: BOOMERANG BET 7:00 PM 185 501 0.18
80 84 SOUTHERN CHARM BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 534 0.17
22 22 SOUTHERN CHARM BRAVO 9:00 PM 61 1260 0.43
64 66 SOUTHERN CHARM SAVANNAH BRAVO 10:01 PM 60 654 0.20
92 72 SCRUBS CMDY 8:00 PM 30 402 0.19
93 78 SCRUBS CMDY 8:30 PM 30 364 0.18
97 97 SCRUBS CMDY 9:00 PM 30 327 0.15
94 90 SCRUBS CMDY 9:30 PM 30 360 0.16
95 90 SCRUBS CMDY 10:00 PM 30 337 0.16
91 55 SCRUBS CMDY 10:30 PM 30 409 0.22
82 84 SHARK TANK CNBC 8:00 PM 60 509 0.17
87 97 THE PROFIT CNBC 9:00 PM 60 443 0.15
28 90 SIXTIES CNN 8:00 PM 120 1103 0.16
41 31 STREET OUTLAWS DISC 7:00 PM 120 923 0.33
3 1 STREET OUTLAWS DISC 9:00 PM 76 2514 1.03
19 14 VEGAS RAT RODS DISC 10:16 PM 61 1334 0.53
38 72 ANDI MACK DSNY 9:30 PM 30 942 0.19
39 59 ANDI MACK DSNY 10:00 PM 30 925 0.21
37 55 ANDI MACK DSNY 10:30 PM 30 950 0.22
86 59 MOVIES WE LOVE: THE OTHER GUYS E! 7:00 PM 151 447 0.21
100 90 MOVIES WE LOVE: SUPERBAD E! 9:31 PM 151 286 0.16
49 51 MLB MONDAY NIGHT – EARLY: DETROIT @ KANSAS CITY (0.52 HH, 0.18 A18-34) ESPN 7:12 PM 224 844 0.24
48 47 KIDS BBQ CHAMPION 2 FOOD 8:00 PM 60 864 0.26
59 59 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 30 729 0.21
61 59 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:30 PM 30 702 0.21
51 36 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 10:00 PM 30 824 0.29
56 41 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 10:30 PM 30 788 0.28
8 84 TUCKER CARLSON SPECIAL FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 1843 0.17
10 90 THE FIVE SPECIAL FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 1710 0.16
15 97 THE STORY SPECIAL FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 1430 0.15
57 36 BIG SCREEN MOVIE: PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL FRFM 8:00 PM 180 753 0.29
23 8 FX MOVIE PRIME: GROWN UPS 2 FX 8:00 PM 120 1235 0.57
46 20 FX MOVIE PRIME: GROWN UPS 2 FX 10:00 PM 120 899 0.44
98 90 THE SIMPSONS FXX 9:30 PM 30 319 0.16
95 90 THE SIMPSONS FXX 10:30 PM 30 337 0.16
62 97 LAST MAN STANDING HALL 8:30 PM 30 701 0.15
71 84 SULLY HBO 8:00 PM 96 588 0.17
17 41 TINY HOUSE BIG LIVING HGTV 8:00 PM 30 1350 0.28
16 35 TINY HOUSE BIG LIVING HGTV 8:30 PM 30 1367 0.30
13 31 TINY HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 9:00 PM 30 1612 0.33
9 29 TINY HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 9:30 PM 30 1753 0.35
6 28 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1956 0.36
7 26 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1899 0.38
11 47 AMERICAN PICKERS: BEST OF HIST 8:00 PM 60 1666 0.26
26 59 TIME MACHINE HIST 9:00 PM 123 1182 0.21
20 36 WHO KILLED ANGIE DODGE ID 8:00 PM 120 1314 0.29
21 33 REAL STORY W/ MARIA ELENA ID 10:00 PM 60 1281 0.32
5 8 MOVIE- LOM PREM: MICHAEL JACKSON: SEARCHING FOR NEVERLAND LIF 8:00 PM 152 1993 0.57
12 19 LIFETIME SPECIAL: MICHAEL JACKSON: THE ULTIMATE ICON LIF 10:32 PM 60 1664 0.45
31 6 TEEN MOM SSN 6B MTV 9:00 PM 61 1068 0.60
68 33 TEEN MOM SSN 6B AFTER MTV 10:01 PM 31 606 0.32
99 84 PROMPOSAL MTV 10:32 PM 31 310 0.17
24 49 HENRY DANGER NICK 7:30 PM 60 1217 0.25
42 66 HENRY DANGER NICK 8:30 PM 30 922 0.20
63 55 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:00 PM 30 695 0.22
58 51 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 30 740 0.24
55 36 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 801 0.29
53 41 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 815 0.28
70 59 SPIKE TV MOVIE: FAST FIVE SPIKE 8:00 PM 180 597 0.21
29 46 SYFY MOVIE: INDEPENDENCE DAY SYFY 8:00 PM 184 1091 0.27
33 12 FAMILY GUY TBS 8:00 PM 30 1043 0.54
32 12 FAMILY GUY TBS 8:30 PM 30 1064 0.54
35 14 FAMILY GUY TBS 9:00 PM 30 991 0.53
47 16 FAMILY GUY TBS 9:30 PM 30 893 0.50
36 11 AMERICAN DAD TBS TBS 10:00 PM 30 979 0.55
75 41 ANGIE TRIBECA TBS 10:30 PM 30 553 0.28
67 78 MY 600-LB LIFE TLC 7:00 PM 120 622 0.18
50 59 MY 600-LB LIFE TLC 9:00 PM 120 833 0.21
27 24 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES TNT 8:00 PM 180 1160 0.40
72 66 BF: DELICIOUS DESTINATION TRAV 8:00 PM 30 580 0.20
74 78 BF: DELICIOUS DESTINATION TRAV 8:30 PM 30 561 0.18
85 55 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:00 PM 30 461 0.22
88 66 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:30 PM 30 418 0.20
84 51 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:00 PM 30 500 0.24
81 51 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:30 PM 30 513 0.24
90 72 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:00 PM 30 413 0.19
89 66 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:30 PM 30 414 0.20
42 78 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:00 PM 30 922 0.18
40 72 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:30 PM 30 924 0.19
1 2 WWE RAW (1.56 HH, 0.71 A18-34) USA 8:00 PM 60 2689 0.88
2 2 WWE RAW (1.60 HH, 0.71 A18-34) USA 9:00 PM 60 2681 0.88
4 4 WWE RAW (1.46 HH, 0.68 A18-34) USA 10:00 PM 66 2468 0.83
65 36 T.I. AND TINY 6 VH1 8:00 PM 30 653 0.29
60 29 T.I. AND TINY 6 VH1 8:30 PM 30 724 0.35
52 25 T.I. AND TINY 6 VH1 9:00 PM 30 823 0.39
45 20 T.I. AND TINY 6 VH1 9:30 PM 30 901 0.44
14 5 T.I. AND TINY 6 VH1 10:00 PM 30 1531 0.78
30 8 MTV FEAR FACTOR SNEAK VH1 10:30 PM 8 1083 0.57
78 41 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA 6 VH1 10:38 PM 57 540 0.28

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

Written by Douglas Pucci

Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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