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Primetime Ratings: Stanley Cup Action Down But Good Enough for NBC Win

NBC took the top ratings spot Thursday, thanks to the Stanley Cup Final. Game 5, a 6-0 blowout win for Pittsburgh over Nashville, did a 1.4 across prime in viewers 18-49, according to Nielsen’s overnights. Game 4 did a 1.9. NBC had a 6 share in prime Thursday night.

ABC was next at 1.2/5. The network aired repeats throughout prime, including two hours of Celebrity Family Feud.

Fox had a 0.9/4. Beat Shazam did a 1.0, down a tenth of a point from last week, and Love Connection a flat 0.8.

CBS, in repeats, weighed in at 0.7/3.

The CW too aired repeats, in the form of a couple Supernatural episodes, and tallied a 0.2/1.

Among Spanish-language networks, Univision did a 0.5/2 and Telemundo a 0.4/2.  

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.