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[06/09/14 - 08:26 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBA Finals Make It No Contest for ABC
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (6/8/14):

ABC (10.992 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.4, #1) was the top draw on Sunday with its mix of "Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night" (6.174 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3), "Kia NBA Countdown" (6.462 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) and "NBA Finals, Game 2" (12.550 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.0, #1).

NBC (5.434 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then claimed the silver with a new "Dateline NBC" (5.093 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10) and its presentation of the "Miss USA 2014" (5.548 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6).

Next up was CBS (7.388 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with a repeat "60 Minutes" (8.481 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8) alongside "The 68th Annual Tony Awards" (7.023 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4).

And finally, a new "Enlisted" (1.005 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12), repeats of "American Dad" (1.279 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11), "The Simpsons" (2.267 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8), "Family Guy" (2.407 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4) and the season finale of "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" (3.036 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6) closed out the evening on FOX (2.171 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4).


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/9/13):

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

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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