Fast National ratings for Wednesday, June 4, 2008
The clinching game of the Stanley Cup Finals brought decent ratings to NBC Wednesday, but FOX danced away with a nightly win.
FOX averaged a 5.9 rating/10 share in primetime, edging CBS, 5.5/9, for the top spot. NBC finished third at 4.2/7; that figure may change some because of the live hockey telecast. ABC, 3.8/6, took fourth, and The CW came in at 1.1/2.
The adults 18-49 trophy also went to FOX, which earned a 3.5 rating in the key demographic. NBC finished second with a 3.0. ABC and CBS tied for third at 1.7. The CW fell below the 1.0 mark.
"So You Think You Can Dance" scored a 5.6/10 for FOX at 8 p.m. CBS grabbed second with "The Price Is Right," 4.6/8. NBC's coverage of the Stanley Cup Finals drew a 3.7/7, topping a "Wife Swap" rerun, 3.6/6, on ABC. The CW aired an "America's Next Top Model" repeat.
FOX held the lead at 9 p.m. as "So You Think You Can Dance" improved to 6.2/10. "Criminal Minds" kept CBS in second. The Detroit Red Wings- Pittsburgh Penguins game (4.2/7) tied ABC's "Supernanny" in households, but NBC had more viewers. "Farmer Wants a Wife" delivered a 1.3/2 for The CW.
At 10 p.m., a "CSI: NY" repeat, 6.2/11, put CBS on top. NBC's hockey coverage improved to 4.7/8, a huge improvement over last year's deciding game. "Men in Trees" drew a 3.7/6 for ABC.