June 12, 2012

The Sked: MONDAY RATINGS June 11 — Hockey Mercifully Ends for NBC

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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FOX benefited from America’s Got Talent being benched by the NHL on NBC, which carried Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final (the Los Angeles Kings winning their first championship in the franchise’s 46-year history).  ABC also was helped to a lesser extent by displaced reality viewers looking for an alternative to hockey.

FOX won last night with a solid 2.7 rating with Adults 18-49 from 8-10 pm (a 2.7 for Hell’s Kitchen at 8 and a 2.6 for MasterChef at 9).  Each Gordan Ramsay cooking competition show was up three tenths of a rating point from last week’s time period premieres, and FOX was up smartly from the same night last year (a 1.7 rating on Monday, June 13, 2011 with a MasterChef repeat (1.3) and original MasterChef (2.0).

ABC is currently in second place (a 1.9 rating from 8-11 pm), with a 2.3 for The Bachelorette from 8-10 pm and a 1.1 for a repeat Castle.  The five-week track Bachelorette track (2.6–2.4–1.9–2.2–2.3) suggests a bit of a rebound, but the show will probably tick back down next week when America’s Got Talent returns to the night.

NBC currently stands at a 1.6 rating from 8-11 pm for NHL Game 6, with the game bouncing between a 1.5 (mostly during period intermissions) and a 1.7 during game action.  Remember, the west coast (most importantly the Kings’ home-market Los Angeles)  is not properly reflected in the fast nationals because the telecast was a live event.  Look for the official nationals for NBC to go up to a 1.8 rating, which would still be third on the night and below the roughly 2.0 rating the night has averaged for NBC the past few weeks.  UPDATE: NBC’s coverage of Stanley Cup Game 6 got a nice lift in the official nationals, to a 2.0 rating from 8-11 pm, lifting NBC to second place for the night about ABC.

CBS finished in fourth place with its schedule of repeats, averaging a 1.4 rating from 8-11 pm, up a tenth from last Monday’s nightly rating.

Also check out today’s update on weekly and season ratings averages.

About the Author

Mitch Metcalf
MITCH METCALF has been tracking every US film release of over 500 screens (over 2300 movies and counting) since the storied weekend of May 20, 1994, when Maverick and Beverly Hills Cop 3 inspired countless aficionados to devote their lives to the art of cinema. Prior to that, he studied Politics and Economics at Princeton in order to prepare for his dream of working in television. He has been Head of West Coast Research at ABC, then moved to NBC in 2000 and became Head of Scheduling for 11 years.