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Thursday Overnights: Raptors NBA Victory Over the Warriors Ignites ABC

Minimal Interest in the 'A.P. Bio' and 'Abby's' Season Enders on NBC

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Household Rating/Share
ABC: 9.3/17, CBS: 3.2/ 6, Fox: 1.9/ 4, NBC: 1.3/ 2, CW: 0.5/ 1

-Percent Change From the Year-Ago Week:

ABC: +287, Fox: +12, CBS and CW: no change, NBC: -46

Ratings Breakdown:
The sixth (and final) game of the NBA Finals (Toronto Raptors 114, Golden State Warriors 110) led ABC to a significant Thursday overnight victory. It averaged an estimated 12.5 rating/23 share in households in primetime. The actual end time of the game was 11:48 p.m. ET (which is not factored into this average).

In series finale news, NBC sitcoms “A.P. Bio” (two episodes – 8:30 p.m. 1.2/ 2 (#4) and 9 p.m. 1.0/ 2 (#4) and “Abby’s” (#4: 0.9/ 2 at 9:30 p.m.) earned their cancellation stripes.

On Fox, the 2019 U.S. Open Golf Championship barely resonated with a 1.9/ 4 from 8-9:30 p.m.

Also original last night was the final season of “Elementary” on CBS (#2: 2.8/ 5 at 10 p.m.) and The CW dramas “iZombie” (#5: 0.6/ 1 at 8 p.m.) and “In the Dark” (#5: 0.5/ 1 at 9 p.m.), which lives up to its title in these overnight ratings.

What follows are the Live+Same Day rating results for Thursday, June 13:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 3.9/ 8 (#1)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory” (R): 3.6/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “Superstore” (R): 1.5/ 3 (#4)
Fox – 2019 U.S. Open Golf Championship: 1.7/ 4 (#3)
CW – “iZombie”: 0.6/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – NBA Countdown”: 4.2/ 8 (#1)
CBS – “Young Sheldon” (R): 3.5/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “A.P. Bio”: 1.2/ 2 (#4)
Fox – 2019 U.S. Open Golf Championship: 2.0/ 4 (#3)
CW – “iZombie”: 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – 2019 NBA Finals (Game 6): 9.4/17 (#1)
CBS – “Mom” (R): 3.1/ 5 (#2)
NBC – “A.P. Bio” (series finale): 1.0/ 2 (#4)
Fox – 2019 U.S. Open Golf Championship: 2.0/ 4 (#3)
CW – “In the Dark”: 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – 2019 NBA Finals (Game 6): 11.6/21 (#1)
CBS – “Life in Pieces”: 3.2/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “Abby’s” (series finale): 0.9/ 2 (#4)
Fox – NBA
CW – “In the Dark”: 0.5/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – 2019 NBA Finals (Game 6): 12.3/22 (#1)
CBS – “Elementary”: 2.9/ 5 (#2)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU” (R): 1.4/ 3 (#3)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – 2019 NBA Finals (Game 6): 13.9/25 (#1)
CBS – “Elementary”: 2.7/ 5 (#2)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU” (R): 1.6/ 3 (#3)

Source: Nielsen Media Research


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  1. From NBC



    Thursday Primetime Ratings:

    “A.P. Bio” (0.4 rating in 18-49, 1.7 million viewers overall from 8:30-9 p.m. ET):

    · Despite being preempted last week and facing competition from the deciding game of the NBA Finals last night, maintains 100% of the rating for its previous 8:30 telecast in 18-49 (0.4 vs. 0.4 on May 30) and grows +7% in total viewers (1.718 million vs. 1.600 million).

    · Will add substantial viewership via time-shifting:

    o So far this season, “A.P. Bio” has grown by +47% in 18-49 rating (from a 0.51 to a 0.75) and +541,000 viewers overall (2.0 million to 2.5 million) going from L+SD to L+7.

    o With the addition of 35-day linear and projected non-linear ratings, “A.P. Bio’s” 18-49 rating increases to a 1.52.

    o This season, “A.P. Bio” has derived 46% of its “live plus 35 day plus digital” rating from digital sources, the #2 highest percentage on the NBC schedule, behind only “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”

    A second telecast of “A.P. Bio” (0.3 rating in 18-49, 1.4 million viewers overall from 9-9:30 p.m. ET):

    · Is close to rounding up to a 0.4 in 18-49 rating (currently reporting a 0.347 in these preliminary fast-affiliate results), which would represent 100% retention of the 8:30 “A.P. Bio.”

    “Abby’s” (0.3 rating in 18-49, 1.2 million viewers overall from 9:30-10 p.m. ET):

    · Despite being preempted last week and versus high-rated NBA Finals competition on ABC last night, maintains 100% of its rating for the show’s prior 9:30 episode in 18-49 (0.3 vs. 0.3 on May 30).

    · Is currently retaining 100% of its lead-in in 18-49.

    · Will add significant viewership via time-shifting:

    o This season, “Abby’s” is increasing by +43% in 18-49 rating (from a 0.42 to a 0.60) and +612,000 viewers overall (1.7 million to 2.4 million) going from L+SD to L+7.

    An encore telecast of “Superstore” averaged a 0.4 rating in 18-49 and 2.2 million viewers overall from 8-8:30 p.m. ET.

    A rebroadcast of “Law & Order: SVU” delivered a 0.3 rating in 18-49 and 2.0 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET.

    In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday Night:

    · 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.

    NOTE: Primetime results are based on “fast affiliate time period” data from Nielsen Media Research. All ratings are “live plus same day” unless otherwise indicated.

  2. Can’t believe I’m a champion this morning wow so surreal that my Toronto Raptors are on top of the NBA. Really proud of this team and the entire country of Canada that supported the team during this run. Being a champion feels really good I can only imagine how it will be when my Detroit Lions finally win!! Gonna enjoy my summer and this parade on Monday!!!!!

    Abby’s you had a good finish too bad NBC didn’t keep it to nourish it.

    • I agree about the Raptors. Was nice to see them and the Blues win for the first time. If one of my favorites is not involved, I tend to go for the underdog.

      Agreed with Abby’s. I had three or four shows that were cancelled this spring that I would have loved to have seen more episodes…Abby’s, Whiskey Cavalier, Fam.

      • Yeah, it was great that the Blues won this year too as it’s always nice to see teams win it for the first time in their franchise’s history because you know it’s such a special moment. Same here like I went for the Blues in that series as I would rather see the underdogs win if my team is not involved. There’s only a few teams that I root for that were on the other side like I usually root for the Patriots at the Super Bowl but for the most part, it’s usually the underdogs.

        Same here the cancellations on the comedy side hurt for the first time in a long time as I was getting into Abby’s and Fam was my top favorite new comedy in a long-time. That one will haunt me for a while. I watched Whiskey Cavalier a couple of times and thought it was a good show. I’m trying to stay away from new shows going forward until I know they’re getting more than 2 seasons sometimes I just can’t resist though and watch them anyways! LOL!

        • I am exactly the same way on new shows. I am so tired, due to the sheer volume of new shows across the tv landscape, of shows I like only making it to 13 episodes, if that. I am starting to wait to see if it is going to make it before investing myself in it.

          • Yeah, it’s hard to try out a ton of new shows like I used to. The only time I feel comfortable with it is The CW new shows because CW tends to keep them especially the CBS owned ones no matter what the ratings are like Dynasty and shows like that for the most part.

            It’s hurting more and more these days because of the volume of new shows like you said and people just really aren’t watching the same shows anymore so there’s a likely high chance our shows are gonna flop in the ratings. I like to invest in shows that I know are going to be around for a good amount of time so the investment feels worth it. Shows that last 13 episodes just ain’t gonna cut it way too short and if you get attached to the customers that’s even rougher.

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