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[06/10/13 - 08:24 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBA Finals Overshadow the Competition
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for sunday, june 9, 2013)

Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

ABC (9.962 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.9, #1) was of course the network to beat on Sunday with its mix of "Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night" (5.347 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T3), "Kia NBA Countdown" (4.966 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T3), "NBA Finals, Game 2" (12.525 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.9, #1) and "NBA Finals, Game 2 Post-Game" (6.754 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.8, #2).

CBS (7.717 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then claimed a distant second place with a repeat of "60 Minutes" (9.149 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7) followed by "The 67th Annual Tony Awards" (7.409 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7).

Next up was FOX (2.290 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with repeats of "The Cleveland Show" (1.606 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13), "American Dad" (1.910 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12), "The Simpsons" (2.411 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10), "Bob's Burgers" (2.123 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11), "Family Guy" (2.914 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5) and another "Family Guy" (2.776 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7).

And finally, rebroadcasts of "The Voice" (2.411 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14) and "America's Got Talent" (4.413 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5) on NBC (3.412 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
None.

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+226.67% - NBA Finals, Game 2 (vs. Secret Millionaire/Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition)
+86.67% - NBA Finals, Game 2 Post-Game (vs. Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition)
+72.73% - Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat))
+72.73% - Kia NBA Countdown (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat))
+20.00% - The 67th Annual Tony Awards


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/10/12):

ABC (4.86 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) won a tight race on Sunday thanks to a repeat of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.88 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10) followed by week two of "Secret Millionaire" (5.35 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2) and "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" (4.61 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2).

NBC (5.34 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then claimed the silver with a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (5.50 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8) alongside repeats of "America's Got Talent" (4.99 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5) and another "America's Got Talent" (5.38 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2).

Next up was FOX (2.75 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and its all-repeat lineup of "American Dad" (2.05 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #14), "The Cleveland Show" (2.24 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T12), "The Simpsons" (2.98 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5), "Bob's Burgers" (2.67 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8), "Family Guy" (3.55 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) and another "American Dad" (3.01 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5).

And finally, CBS (6.48 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) closed out the evening with "60 Minutes" (7.88 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10) and "The 66th Annual Tony Awards" (6.01 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Secret Millionaire
0.00% - Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition
-21.43% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - 60 Minutes
-16.67% - The 66th Annual Tony Awards (vs. The 65th Annual Tony Awards)
-82.56% - Secret Millionaire (vs. NBA Finals, Game 6)
-82.56% - Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (vs. NBA Finals, Game 6)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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