stanley-cup-game-1-2014-ratings.jpgFast National ratings for Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Despite featuring teams from the two biggest TV markets in the country, Game 1 of the NHL’s Stanley Cup Finals scored smaller ratings than the 2013 opener. There were still big enough, however, to give NBC a win among adults 18-49 Wednesday night.

The handful of other originals on Wednesday night held up fairly well. FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance” was fairly steady, falling by one tenth vs. its premiere last week. “The 100” was even with last week for The CW, and ABC’s “Motive” was up some.

CBS currently leads the night in viewers with 5.6 million and a 3.7 rating/6 share in households. FOX (5 million, 3.2/5) came in second, a little ahead of ABC (4.85 million, 3.1/5). NBC sits at 4.5 million viewers and a 2.9/5, numbers that will likely rise with adjustments for its live hockey coverage. The CW (1.5 million, 0.9/2) trailed.

NBC scored the top spot among adults 18-49 with a 1.7 rating, two tenths better than FOX’s 1.5. ABC came in third with a 1.2, followed by CBS, 1.0, and The CW, 0.5.

Wednesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: “Undercover Boss” rerun (4.85 million viewers, 3.1/6 households)
FOX: “So You Think You Can Dance” (4.8 million, 3.1/6)
ABC: “The Middle” rerun (5 million, 3.2/6)/”The Goldbergs” rerun (4.4 million, 2.7/5)
NBC: Stanley Cup Finals Game 1 – Rangers/Kings (4.5 million, 2.8/5)
The CW: “Arrow” rerun (1.4 million, 0.8/1)

18-49 leader: Stanley Cup Finals (1.6)

9 p.m.

CBS: “Criminal Minds” rerun (6 million, 4.1/7)
FOX: “So You Think You Can Dance” (5.2 million, 3.2/5)
ABC: “Modern Family” rerun (5.2 million, 3.2/5)/”The Goldbergs” rerun (4.3 million, 2.6/4)
NBC: Stanley Cup Finals (4.6 million, 2.9/5)
The CW: “The 100” (1.6 million, 1.0/2)

18-49 leader: Stanley Cup Finals (1.7)

10 p.m.

CBS: “CSI” rerun (5.9 million, 4.0/7)
ABC: “Motive” (5.1 million, 3.5/6)
NBC: Stanley Cup Finals (4.5 million, 2.9/5)

18-49 leader: Stanley Cup Finals (1.7)

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

Posted by:Rick Porter