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[06/15/15 - 08:30 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBA Finals Tower Over Competition 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 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (6/14/15):

ABC (14.929 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.4, #1) towered over the competition on Sunday with its mix of "Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night" (8.353 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.7, #3), "NBA Countdown" (9.941 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.4, #2) and "NBA Finals, Game 5" (16.857 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.2, #1).

NBC (3.735 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) then claimed a distant second place with its quartet of "Dateline NBC" (4.138 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), "Dateline NBC: My Kid Would Never Do That" (4.377 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "AD: The Bible Continues" (4.004 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8) and "American Odyssey" (2.421 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13).

Next up was FOX (1.587 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) and repeats of "Bob's Burgers" (1.337 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13), another "Bob's Burgers" (1.505 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11), "The Simpsons" (1.887 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.558 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8), "Family Guy" (1.858 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) and a new "Golan the Insatiable" (1.374 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11).

And finally, repeats of "60 Minutes" (7.458 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), "Madam Secretary" (4.553 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T16), "The Good Wife" (3.259 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T16) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (3.751 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13) on CBS (4.755 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Golan the Insatiable
+25.00% - American Odyssey
+14.29% - Dateline NBC
+1.64% - NBA Finals, Game 5
0.00% - NBA Countdown
0.00% - Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night
0.00% - AD: The Bible Continues
-10.00% - Dateline NBC: My Kid Would Never Do That

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+36.00% - NBA Countdown
+28.57% - Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night
+12.50% - Dateline NBC: My Kid Would Never Do That (vs. American Ninja Warrior (Repeat))
+3.33% - NBA Finals, Game 5
0.00% - AD: The Bible Continues (vs. Believe)
-27.27% - Dateline NBC (vs. PGA Overrun)
-28.57% - American Odyssey (vs. Crisis)
-33.33% - Golan the Insatiable (vs. American Dad (Repeat))


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/15/14):

ABC (13.410 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.1, #1) was the top draw on Sunday with its mix if "Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night" (6.537 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3), "Kia NBA Countdown" (7.088 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2) and the concluding "NBA Finals, Game 5" (15.609 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.0, #1).

NBC (3.438 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) then snagged a distant second place with its combination of "PGA Overrun" (5.146 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4), a repeat "American Ninja Warrior" (3.214 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9), the departing "Believe" (3.135 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) and a new "Crisis" (3.223 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11).

Next up was FOX (1.822 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) and its lineup of "Enlisted" (1.186 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T15), "American Dad" (1.307 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13), "The Simpsons" (2.001 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7), "Family Guy" (2.092 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6), another "Family Guy" (2.384 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4) and another "American Dad" (1.963 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7).

And finally, CBS (4.310 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) closed out the evening with its repeat lineup of "60 Minutes" (7.288 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9), "The Good Wife" (3.150 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #17), another "The Good Wife" (3.146 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T15) and "The Mentalist" (3.655 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14).

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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