TV ratings: 2013 Stanley Cup Finals Game 1 up considerably over 2012

tv-ratings-june-13-2013-stanley-cup-finals-game-1.jpgFast 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)

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

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