tv ratings june 13 2013 stanley cup finals game 1 TV ratings: 2013 Stanley Cup Finals Game 1 up considerably over 2012Fast National ratings for Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Game 1 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals was up over 200 percent from last year’s Game 1 of the finals. The Blackhawks-Bruins triple overtime thriller averaged 6.423 million viewers, versus 2.7 million a year ago for Game 1 and 4.5 million in 2011.

It wasn’t quite enough to earn NBC a win, though. CBS narrowly edged out the Peacock with an average of 6.444 million viewers and a 4.3 rating/7 share in households. NBC was second at 6.423 million and a 3.8/6, followed by FOX at 5.595 million and a 3.5/6, ABC at 4 million and a 2.8/5 and the CW at 1.17 million and an 0.8/1.

NBC did, however, win the adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.4 rating, followed by FOX (2.3), CBS (1.2), ABC (1.1) and the CW (0.3).

Wednesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

NBC: Stanley Cup Finals Game 1, Bruins at Blackhawks (6.1 million viewers, 3.7/6)
CBS: “The American Baking Competition” (5.9 million, 3.9/7)
FOX: “Masterchef” (5.2 million, 3.3/6)
ABC: “The Middle” rerun (4.5 million, 3.1/6)/”Family Tools” (3.7 million, 2.5/4)
The CW: “Arrow” rerun (1.3 million, 0.9/2)

18-49 leader: “Masterchef” (2.2)

9 p.m.

NBC: Stanley Cup Finals Game 1, Bruins at Blackhawks (6.7 million, 3.9/6)
CBS: “Criminal Minds” rerun (6.3 million, 4.2/7)
FOX: “Masterchef” (5.98 million, 3.7/6)
ABC: “Modern Family” rerun (4.2 million, 2.9/5)/”How to Live With Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)” (4 million, 2.7/4)
The CW: “Supernatural” rerun (1.05 million, 0.7/1)

18-49 leader: Stanley Cup Finals (2.6)

10 p.m.

CBS: “CSI” rerun (7.2 million, 4.8/8)
NBC: Stanley Cup Finals Game 1, Bruins at Blackhawks (6.5 million, 3.9/7)
ABC: “The Lookout” (3.9 million, 2.7/5)

18-49 leader: Stanley Cup Finals (2.6)

information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are
preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."