Wednesday Overnights: Respectable Start for ABC’s Game Show Wednesday

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Household Rating/Share
NBC: 6.2/19, ABC: 3.1/ 6, CBS: 2.6/ 5, Fox: 1.9/ 3, CW: 0.6/ 1
-Change Versus the Year Ago Evening:
NBC: +138, ABC: +63, CW: -14, CBS: -16, Fox: -32
Ratings Breakdown:
NBC topped this second Wednesday in June care of the seventh – and final – game of the Stanley Cup Final (congratulations, St. Louis Blues!), which averaged an estimated 6.2 rating/19 share in the household overnights in primetime.
ABC was no slouch opposite the Blues victory. While not significant, the debut of the Wednesday night game show trio – “Press Your Luck” (#2: 3.5/ 7 at 8 p.m.), “Card Sharks” (#2: 3.2/ 6) and the return of “The Match Game” (#2: 2.8/ 5 at 10 p.m.) – was a marked improvement over encore telecasts of sitcoms and “Shark Tank” on the year-ago evening. “Press Your Luck” in the Wednesday 8 p.m. hour was also a noticeable improvement from its premiere/preview in the Tuesday 10 p.m. hour this week (2.2/ 4).
Also in series premiere news was Fox reality series “First Responders” at a less-than modest (and fourth-place) 1.6/ 3 in the household overnights at 9 p.m. Its lead-in, “MasterChef,” scored a 2.2/ 4 at 8 p.m.
Also original last night was the pairing of “The Amazing Race” (#3: 3.3/ 6) and “NCIS: The Cases They Forgot” (#3: 2.4/ 4) from 8-10 p.m., and soon-to-conclude “Jane the Virgin” on The CW at a 0.6/ 1 (#5) at 9 p.m.
What follows are the household overnights for Wednesday, June 12 by network and half-hour:
8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Press Your Luck” (time period premiere): 3.5/ 7 (#2)
CBS – “The Amazing Race”: 3.4/ 6 (#2)
NBC – 2019 Stanley Cup Final: 4.9/10 (#1)
Fox – “MasterChef”: 2.1/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (R): 0.7/ 1 (#5)
8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Press Your Luck” (time period premiere): 3.4/ 6 (#2)
CBS – “The Amazing Race”: 3.2/ 6 (#3)
NBC – 2019 Stanley Cup Final: 6.0/11 (#1)
Fox – “MasterChef”: 2.2/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (R): 0.6/ 1 (#5)
9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Card Sharks” (series premiere): 3.3/ 6 (#2)
CBS – “NCIS: The Cases They Can’t Forget”: 2.3/ 4 (#3)
NBC – 2019 Stanley Cup Final: 6.0/11 (#1)
Fox – “First Responders Live” (series premiere): 1.7/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Jane the Virgin”: 0.6/ 1 (#5)
9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Card Sharks” (series premiere): 3.0/ 5 (#2)
CBS – “NCIS: The Cases They Can’t Forget”: 2.4/ 4 (#3)
NBC – 2019 Stanley Cup Final: 6.8.12 (#1)
Fox – “First Responders Live” (series premiere): 1.5/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Jane the Virgin”: 0.5/ 1 (#5)
10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Match Game” (season premiere): 2.9/ 5 (#2)
CBS – “S.W.A.T.” (R): 2.2/ 4 (#3)
NBC – 2019 Stanley Cup Final: 6.9/12 (#1)
10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Match Game” (season premiere): 2.7/ 5 (#2)
CBS – “S.W.A.T.” (R): 2.3/ 4 (#3)
NBC – 2019 Stanley Cup Final: 6.6/12 (#1)
LATE NIGHT
11:30 p.m.
ABC: 1.9/ 5 (#3) — “Jimmy Kimmel” (repeat)
CBS: 2.9/ 8 (#1) — “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”
NBC: 2.3/ 6 (#2) — “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon”
12:00 a.m.
ABC: 1.2/ 4 (#3) — “Jimmy Kimmel” (repeat)
CBS: 2.0/ 6 (#1) — “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”
NBC: 1.6/ 5 (#2) — “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon”
12:30 a.m.
ABC: 1.0/ 4 (#3) — “Nightline”
CBS: 1.3/ 5 (#2) — “The Late Late Show with James Corden”
NBC: 1.4/ 5 (#1) — “Late Night with Seth Meyers”
1:00 a.m.
CBS: 1.0/ 4 (#1) — “The Late Late Show with James Corden”
NBC: 1.0/ 4 (#1) — “Late Night with Seth Meyers”
1:30 a.m.
NBC: 0.6/ 3 — “Last Call with Carson Daly” (repeat)
Source: Nielsen Media Research
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