More People Watched SpongeBob Than Game 5 Of The Stanley Cup Finals. Last Week's Sports TV Ratings, In Context.S

A weekly feature wherein we contextualize TV ratings for national sports broadcasts. Data via Nielsen and Sports Business Daily. Viewership numbers represent the number of households tuned to a given program; ratings share refers to the percentage of all households using a television who are turned into that program.

June 4:
NBA Western Conference Finals, Game 5 (TNT): 6.2 million viewers
America's Got Talent (NBC): 8.3 million viewers

June 5:
America's Got Talent (NBC): 8.5 million viewers
NBA Eastern Conference Finals, Game 5 (ESPN): 7.1 million viewers
Concert for the Queen (ABC): 5.0 million viewers

June 6:
Dogs in the City (CBS): 3.9 million viewers
CSI rerun (CBS): 5.0 million viewers
NBA Western Conference Finals, Game 6 (TNT): 6.8 million viewers

June 7:
The Big Bang Theory rerun (CBS): 6.0 million viewers
SportsCenter (ESPN): 3.9 million viewers

June 8:
No highly rated sporting events.

June 9:
NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Game 5 (NBC): 2.2 million viewers
FOX Saturday Baseball [multiple games] (FOX): 2.3 million viewers
SpongeBob SquarePants (NICK): 2.3 million viewers

June 10:
NASCAR Sprint Cup at Pocono (TNT): 3.4 rating
NASCAR Post-Race Show (TNT): 3.1 rating
Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (ABC): 3.1 rating
PGA St. Jude Classic (CBS): 2.0 rating