TV ratings: 'SYTYCD' leads, Stanley Cup strong for NBC Wednesday

patrick-kane-nhl-320.jpgFast National ratings for Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Chicago Blackhawks' Stanley Cup win pulled in the best ratings for televised hockey in a long time on Wednesday, but at least for now FOX and "So You Think You Can Dance" are the night's leaders.

FOX drew just over 8 million viewers and a 4.9 rating/8 share in households in primetime. NBC, which aired the Stanley Cup game, was close behind at 7.6 million and 4.4/8, numbers that will change some when the live broadcast is accounted for. CBS (7 million, 4.7/8) came in third. ABC (3.9 million, 2.6/5) finished fourth, and The CW trailed at 1.2 million viewers and a 0.8/1.

The story was pretty much the same in the adults 18-49 demographic, with FOX's 3.0 rating edging NBC's 2.9. CBS took third with a 1.7, followed by ABC, 1.2, and The CW, 0.5.

Wednesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

FOX:
"So You Think You Can Dance" (8 million viewers, 4.9/9 households)
NBC: NHL Stanley Cup Finals Game 6 - Chicago at Philadelphia (6.1 million, 3.6/7)
ABC: "The Middle" reruns - two episodes (4.7 million, 3.2/6)
CBS: "How I Met Your Mother" rerun (4.2 million, 2.8/5)/"Rules of Engagement" rerun (4.4 million, 3.0/5)
The CW: "America's Next Top Model" rerun (1.3 million, 0.9/2)

18-49 leader: "So You Think You Can Dance" (2.9)

9 p.m.

CBS:
"Criminal Minds" rerun (8.4 million, 5.5/9)
FOX: "So You Think You Can Dance" (8.05 million, 4.9/8)
NBC: Stanley Cup Finals Game 6 (7.4 million, 4.2/7)
ABC: "Modern Family" rerun (5 million, 3.3/6)/"Cougar Town" rerun (3.6 million, 2.6/4)
The CW: "America's Next Top Model" rerun (1.1 million, 0.7/1)

18-49 leader: "So You Think You Can Dance" (3.1)

10 p.m.

NBC:
Stanley Cup Finals Game 6 (9.2 million, 5.2/9)
CBS: "CSI: NY" rerun (8.3 million, 5.7/10)
ABC: "Happy Town" (2.6 million, 1.9/3)

18-49 leader: Stanley Cup Finals (3.7)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change, especially in the case of live telecasts. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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