NBC got first place in Thursday’s prime ratings, the Stanley Cup finals leading the net to a 1.5 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and an 8 share. That easily beat ABC’s 0.8/4.
It was game five of the NHL championship, Bruins versus Blues. The game occupied all of NBC’s prime. Game four had done a 1.4.
Spoiler alert: The St. Louis Blues won to go ahead in the series 3-2 versus Boston.
ABC had game show reruns: Celebrity Family Feud, The $100,000 Pyramid and To Tell the Truth.
CBS did a 0.6/3. Comedy repeats led into Life in Pieces down 14% at 0.6 and Elementary at a level 0.5.
Telemundo scored a 0.5/3. Betty En NY got a 0.5 and La Reina del Sur a 0.6, both shows flat.
Fox was at 0.4/2 with the Paradise Hotel finale across prime. It was flat with last week.
Univision rated a 0.3/2.
The CW did a 0.2/1. iZombie did a flat 0.2 and In the Dark a 0.1, down from last week’s 0.2.
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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.