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Illustration for article titled emPhineas And Ferb/em Had 18 Times As Many Viewers As The NHL Draft. Last Weeks TV Ratings, In Context.

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


June 18:
No highly rated sporting events.

June 19:
NBA Finals Game 4 (ABC): 17.4 million viewers
NCIS: Los Angeles rerun (CBS): 7.0 million viewers


June 20:
NHL Awards (NBCSN): 183,000 viewers
So You Think You Can Dance? (FOX): 6.7 million viewers
Dogs in the City (CBS): 4.9 million viewers

June 21:
NBA Finals Game 5 (ABC): 18.4 million viewers
The Big Bang Theory rerun (CBS): 8.3 million viewers

June 22:
NHL Draft (NBCSN): 207,000 viewers
Phineas and Ferb (Disney): 3.8 million viewers

June 23:
Fox Saturday Baseball [multiple games] (FOX): 3.9 million viewers
US Olympic track & field trials (NBC): 3.9 million viewers
Crimetime Saturday (CBS): 3.4 million viewers


June 24:
Good Luck Charlie (Disney): 7.4 million viewers
The Mentalist rerun (CBS): 6.2 million viewers
NASCAR Sprint Cup at Sonoma (TNT): 5.2 million viewers
US Olympic track & field trials (NBC): 4.5 million viewers
Sunday Night Baseball, New York Yankees vs. New York Mets (ESPN): 2.9 million viewers
College World Series Finals, Game 1, South Carolina vs. Arizona (ESPN2): 1.5 million viewers
MLS Soccer, New York Red Bulls vs. DC United (NBCSN): 137,000 viewers

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