NBC wins with Stanley Cup Finals; Bunim-Murray and MTV poised to bring back REAL WORLD; Mark Burnett & Bear Grylls team for reboot of ECO-CHALLENGE
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.9/9||0.9/4||0.7/3||0.7/3||0.2/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||6.02||4.7||2.43||4.9||0.76|
Broadcast Primetime Live + Same Day – Thursday, June 7, 2018
|8 p.m.||Stanley Cup Finals Game 5 (NBC) (8-11 p.m.)||1.9/9||6.02|
|Celebrity Family Feud (ABC) – R||1.1/5||5.89|
|The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – R||1.0/5||6.56|
|The Four: Battle for Stardom (FOX) (8-10 p.m.) – P||0.7/3||2.43|
|Supernatural (The CW) – R||0.2/1||0.84|
|8:30 p.m.||Young Sheldon (CBS) – R||1.0/5||6.2|
|9 p.m.||The $100,000 Pyramid (ABC) – R||0.9/4||4.71|
|Mom (CBS) – R||0.8/4||5.08|
|Black Lightning (The CW) – R||0.1/1||0.68|
|9:30 p.m.||Life in Pieces (CBS) – R||0.6/3||3.95|
|10 p.m.||To Tell the Truth (ABC) – R||0.7/3||3.51|
|SWAT (CBS) – R||0.5/2||3.81|
- NBC easily won on Thursday night, broadcasting live coverage of the Washington Capitals’ first Stanley Cup Win. Game 5 of the NHL Finals drew a 1.9 last night, the highest of the five-game series and earned a 5.0 household rating in metered markets, far ahead of the 3.8 scored for Games 1 and 4.
- Fox premiered a second season of THE FOUR to disappointing results (not a surprise). The singing competition scored a 0.7 among adults 18-49 last night, half a point off from its series premiere in January.
Top 25 Original Programs on Cable – Wednesday, June 6, 2018
|REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC||BRAVO||9:00 PM||1,394||0.5|
|BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO||VH1||8:00 PM||1,013||0.5|
|SPORTSCENTER 12AM L||ESPN||11:47 PM||1,041||0.4|
|NBA PRE-GAME L||ESPN||8:00 PM||985||0.4|
|BROTHER VS BROTHER||HOME||9:00 PM||1,815||0.4|
|FULL FRONTAL W/SAM BEE||TBS||10:30 PM||950||0.3|
|CMT MUSIC AWARDS||CMT||8:00 PM||1,040||0.3|
|GUYS GROCERY GAMES||FOOD||9:00 PM||831||0.3|
|TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT||FOX NEWS||8:00 PM||2,774||0.3|
|SPORTSCENTER LATE||ESPN||11:15 PM||630||0.3|
|FOSTERS, THE||FREEFORM||8:00 PM||633||0.3|
|HOUSE HUNTERS||HOME||10:00 PM||1,546||0.3|
|SPORTSCENTER PRIME||ESPN||7:00 PM||591||0.3|
|HANNITY||FOX NEWS||9:00 PM||3,178||0.3|
|RACHEL MADDOW SHOW||MSNBC||9:00 PM||2,518||0.2|
|SPORTSCENTER 1AM||ESPN||1:10 AM||618||0.2|
|HOUSE HUNTERS INTL||HOME||10:30 PM||1,435||0.2|
|LOUD HOUSE||NICKELODEON||5:00 PM||1,403||0.2|
|INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE||FOX NEWS||10:00 PM||2,494||0.2|
|SPORTSCENTER EARLY||ESPN||6:00 PM||482||0.2|
|QUEEN SUGAR||OWN||10:00 PM||918||0.2|
|SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER||FOX NEWS||6:00 PM||2,131||0.2|
|CUOMO PRIME TIME||CNN||9:00 PM||1,191||0.2|
|STORY, THE||FOX NEWS||7:00 PM||2,119||0.2|
|PARDON THE INTERRUPTION||ESPN||5:30 PM||623||0.2|
- It was a slow, low Wednesday on cable this week. Bravo’s THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK CITY topped the field for the night, maintaining a 0.5 rating for another week in a row. VH1’s popular BLACK INK CREW: CHICAGO claimed the number two spot, also with a 0.5, although slightly lower audience numbers (1.39 million for RHNYC versus 1.01 million for BICC). A late edition of SPORTSCENTER on ESPN rounded out the top 3, scoring a 0.4 among adults 18-49.
- The series finale of Freeform’s THE FOSTERS landed fairly high in the top 25 of the night with a 0.3, the same as what its previous 2 episodes had scored. Following its back-to-back season premiere installments last week as well, OWN’s QUEEN SUGAR fell from a 0.3 to a 0.2 with 918,000 viewers.
- Marc Burnett and Bear Grylls are teaming up to revive ECO-CHALLENGE, Burnett’s precursor to Survivor. The current plan is for production to be anchored with Lionsgate TV and will select a TV partner and location with an ideal start of late 2019. In the original version, the challenge featured more than 50 international teams of four racing 24 hours a day over a rugged 300-mile course featuring the likes of mountaineering, horseback riding, sea kayaking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, camel riding and canyoneering. Competitors had to carry out all trash, including solid human waste. If any team member quit, the entire team was disqualified. The reincarnation will be of a similar ilk.
- And in further reboot news, MTV and Bunim-Murray are eyeing a return of REAL WORLD, eighteen months after leaving the air. MTV is hoping to continue capitalizing on its recent dual successes: expanding its unscripted slate and rebooting past franchises, although unlike past projects like TRL and Jersey Shore Family Vacation, the Real World reboot is being revamped with an eye towards selling to streaming networks (similar in vein to Queer Eye going to Netflix).
- Apple Development has won the deal to development international drama series project SHANTARAM, based on the novel of the same name. The television rights for the book were the center of a month-long bidding war earlier this year, with Paramount TV and Anonymous Content finally securing the deal.
- New digital network Overtime launches HYPE SCHOOL on Snapchat today. The weekly highlights show casts its gaze on high school athletes and aims to speak to the 18-24 market that’s interested in sports, but not tuning in to traditional platforms. Unlike traditional broadcasting, Overtime distributes its programming via Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Snapchat.
- Anthony Bourdain, celebrity chef and CNN correspondent, was found dead by suicide this morning in Paris. The Parts Unknown host was found by a close friend, just ahead of beginning another production day on the award-winning show. CNN plans to devote an entire weekend of programming to Bourdain, beginning with REMEMBERING ANTHONY BOURDAIN, airing 8 June at 8pm ET in the US.