June 24, 2013

Weekly Network Ratings & Summer to Date Standings

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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Projected weekly network ratings in prime time (based on four days of official nationals and three days of fast nationals).  ABC wins another week (the third in a row), thanks to two NBA Finals games (a very good Game 6 on Tuesday and a rare Game 7 on Thursday, which topped a 10 demo rating).  NBC had its best weekly rating of the young summer, mostly because of the final two episodes of The Voice and to some extent by the NHL Stanley Cup Final, which ends either tonight with Game 6 (if Chicago wins) or Wednesday with Game 7.  NBC is way ahead of the same week last year, which featured neither the NHL playoffs or Voice episodes.  Going forward, NBC should settle down to around a 1.3 each week.

Adult 18-49 Prime Time Rating
THIS WEEK Same Week Last Year Last Week
June 17-23, 2013 June 18-24, 2012 % chg June 10-16, 2013 % chg
ABC 2.67 2.37 +13% 2.78 -4%
NBC 1.91 1.18 +61% 1.66 +15%
FOX 1.10 1.48 -26% 1.13 -3%
CBS 0.83 1.06 -22% 0.88 -6%
4-net 6.51 6.09 +7% 6.45 +1%


With four weeks of summer ratings in the books, ABC and NBC continue to be ahead of last year’s pace, while FOX and CBS are still struggling.

Summer to Date May 27-June 23
18-49 Rating vs Last Year
ABC 2.16 +8%
NBC 1.64 +19%
FOX 1.18 -19%
CBS 0.93 -14%

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.