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Primetime Ratings: Stanley Cup Wins Against Repeats

NBC was tops in a fairly soft night for broadcast TV, the Peacock posting a 1.4 in adults 18-49, according to Nielsen’s overnights, and a 6 share. Live sports ruled a night of repeats, with the Stanley Cup Finals running throughout prime on NBC. The San Jose Sharks beat the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 5.

CBS was next at 0.9/3, airing repeated comedies before an encore Code Black.

ABC weighed in at 0.8/3, with film War of the Worlds occupying most of prime.

Fox’s 0.7/3 came from two hours of American Grit, which scored a 0.7 a week ago.

The CW was in repeats.

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.