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Watching Game 1, SCF

via the Futon Critic,

Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

FOX (6.97 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) was the network to beat on Wednesday with the time period premiere of “So You Think You Can Dance” (6.97 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1).

The silver then went to CBS (6.55 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) with the debut of “Dogs in the City” (6.66 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4) followed by repeats of “Criminal Minds” (5.95 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7) and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (7.03 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2).

Next up was ABC (3.57 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and its all-repeat lineup of “The Middle” (5.00 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4), “Suburgatory” (3.83 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #6), “Modern Family” (4.41 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2), “Happy Endings” (2.81 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7), “Don’t Trust the B——in Apartment 23” (2.73 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7) and another “Modern Family” (2.64 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.71 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) was out of the hunt with its coverage of the “NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Game 1” (2.71 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11).

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wolverine's avatar

Not good.  Over 4.5 million viewers of last years game 1 Boston vs. Vancouver.

Posted by wolverine on 05/31/12 at 02:58 PM ET

Primis's avatar

This is what you get with a LA vs NJ Cup Final.

Posted by Primis on 05/31/12 at 03:42 PM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

40-some shots on goal. Total.

No shit, Sherlock.

Posted by mrfluffy from Long Beach on 05/31/12 at 03:50 PM ET

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Anyone surprised by the anemic numbers?  I guess it could have been worse a Phoenix-NJ series; Two teams without a fan base.

Posted by Fauxrumors on 05/31/12 at 04:20 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Hockey in June is just wrong. Unless it’s the Wings, I find it more and more difficult to manufacture any interest to watch the Finals. And if last night’s game was any indication, skipping this Final will result in missing very little.

BORING

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 05/31/12 at 04:53 PM ET

wolverine's avatar

        And if last night’s game was any indication, skipping this Final will result in missing very little.

BORING

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 05/31/12 at 02:53 PM ET

Couldn’t agree more.  Scrums along the boards, scrums behind the net, scrums in the neutral ice zone.  I was getting excited when a d man wound up for a shot.  How bad is that?

Posted by wolverine on 05/31/12 at 05:21 PM ET

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Not sure what you are talking about, hockey getting 2.7 million for game one is pretty good in comparison to the past. The NY and LA numbers look great. Where hockey didn’t do well was in Chicago, Detroit and Philadelphia.  Good hockey towns like Buffalo,Pittsburgh, Minneapolis did well. Here are the quotes from Puck the Media.

Game 1 drew a 5.1/8 in New York. It’s the second-best rating for a Game 1 in New York on a broadcast network ever recorded.

In Los Angeles, the game drew a 4.2/8. That’s a Game 1 record for the Finals on broadcast television in Los Angeles, (the numbers go back as far as 1976).

http://www.sbnation.com/nhl/2012/5/31/3054936/stanley-cup-finals-tv-ratings-game-1-devils-kings

Posted by timbits on 05/31/12 at 07:40 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

Unless there’s some stupid WWE narrative, expect ratings to drop from this point.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 05/31/12 at 10:43 PM ET

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This is what you get with a LA vs NJ Cup Final.

Posted by Primis on 05/31/12 at 01:42 PM ET

It’s what you get when obstruction is allowed entire playoffs.

1. Buffalo - 7.8/12
2. New York - 5.1/8
t3. Los Angeles - 4.2/8
t3. Minneapolis/St. Paul - 4.2/8
t5. Pittsburgh - 3.5/6
t5. Oklahoma City - 3.5/5

Very interesting numbers from Oklahoma City. That city turning into a hot bed for sports. You got ridiculous ratings for Thunder games. I wonder if you move a hockey team there.

Posted by FlyersFan on 05/31/12 at 11:49 PM ET

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Not sure what you are talking about, hockey getting 2.7 million for game one is pretty good in comparison to the past. The NY and LA numbers look great. Where hockey didn’t do well was in Chicago, Detroit and Philadelphia.  Good hockey towns like Buffalo,Pittsburgh, Minneapolis did well. Here are the quotes from Puck the Media.

Chicago,Detriot and Philadelphia have more knowledge hockey fan base. They could smell a boring series from mile away. Plus In those three cities, you got 3 really good baseball teams (sorry cubs fans) going up against hockey in that time slot.

Posted by FlyersFan on 05/31/12 at 11:55 PM ET

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Chicago,Detriot and Philadelphia have more knowledge hockey fan base.

Hockey fans like hockey! I doubt your logic on this.

Posted by timbits on 06/01/12 at 12:17 AM ET

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