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Thursday Final Ratings: NBA Game 5 & Pre-Game Final Ratings

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June 22nd, 2012

 

The only adjustments today are for NBA-related programming.Jimmy Kimmel Live! Game Night was adjusted down 1.4 ratings points, and the NBA Countdown was adjusted down an even ratings point. The game itself was adjusted up 1.2 18-49 ratings points vs. the preliminary Thursday broadcast ratings.

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Thursday, June 21, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM ABC Jimmy Kimmel Live! Game Night 1.0 4 3.200
CBS The Big Bang Theory  -R 2.2 8 8.380
FOX Take Me Out 1.2 4 3.220
NBC Justin Bieber: All Around the World 0.8 3 3.100
CW Breaking Pointe 0.3 1 0.840
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8:30PM ABC NBA Countdown 2.5 9 6.410
CBS 2 Broke Girls -R 2.1 7 7.140
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9:00PM ABC 2012 NBA Finals (9PM-11:53PM) 7.6 23 18.460
FOX The Choice 1.5 5 4.150
CBS Person Of Interest -R 1.4 4 7.040
NBC Saving Hope 0.5 2 2.690
CW The Vampire Diaries -R 0.2 1 0.640
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10:00 PM CBS The Mentalist -R 1.1 3 6.220
NBC Rock Center with Brian Williams 0.8 2 3.700

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Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 
  • juke

    @greenf

    I guess no form of entertainment is really popular in the US by your numbers theory. Go to Billboard.com and read how poor music sales are or boxofficemojo.com and read the decline in movie ticket sales. Adele’s 21 album has sold a little over 9 million copies in the US which means about 3 percent of the population owns her album and Taylor Swift and Rihanna’s latest albums are less than Adele’s. So how is it that they are considered popular but 3 percent of the country or less owns their albums? I understand that’s not their only platform but it’s their main platform like the Finals, World Series, and Super Bowl are sports main platform.

  • juke

    @greenf

    I guess no form of entertainment is really popular in the US by your numbers theory. Go to Billboard.com and read how poor music sales are or boxofficemojo.com and read the decline in movie ticket sales. Adele’s 21 album has sold a little over 9 million copies in the US which means about 3 percent of the population owns her album and Taylor Swift and Rihanna’s latest albums are less than Adele’s. So how is it that they are considered popular but 3 percent of the country or less owns their albums?

    Record labels and studio executives pushing music artists, movies, and tv shows to be advertised and be seen doesn’t make them popular, the numbers don’t lie.

  • Fake Me Out

    @juke

    Apples & oranges … he gave no numbers for or even mentioned other forms of entertainment. Stick to the original point, which was his assertion (right or wrong) that Europeans are heavier sports TV viewers than Americans. He gave a few countries and a anumber of sports viewer totals … nothing about movies or CD sales figures.

    the numbers don’t lie

    No, just the people who twist them to suit their postions … remember there are 1) Lies, 2) Damn Lies! and 3) Statistics.

    YMMV

  • Joseph

    Okay about sports viewing , BTW this is based on data gathered in 2010. But these 3 games have the most global audience.
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    Soccer – Viewing audience 3.5 Billion, about 715 Million watched the World Cup Final.
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    Cricket – Viewing audience 2.2 Billion.
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    Basketball – Viewing audience 2 Billion, but it is important to also include the NCAA (College) audience.

  • Rickardo

    In entertainment in general in America there’s way too many people that live in that country for anything outside of the Super Bowl to draw a third of the country’s population. The other countries in the world are much smaller so its easier to get much larger numbers so you really can’t compare.

    Most the top 10 sports in the world draw billions altogether. Sports is really the only reliable form of entertainment in the world that’s always been consistent.

  • LanaK

    I’m sorry to see Saving Hope did badly.
    I like the chemistry between the actors, but the writing is terrible.

  • David Howell

    Regarding the Manchester United v Manchester City game “only” getting 4.4m – that was aired on subscription network Sky Sports, as all domestic league games have been for the last 20 years. The same game on a channel available to everyone would have picked up 12m or more. At the *very* least, you’d have to compare those ratings to playoff games on ESPN – and even that’s not a fair comparison because ESPN is more widely available than Sky Sports, which I believe is available in fewer than 50% of households.

    The US sporting environment is completely different – three leading sports (gridiron, baseball, basketball) each of which has one pro competition (NFL, MLB, NBA) plus NCAA games (which in the case of baseball are practically irrelevant, as far as I can tell). Here, we have one leading sport (soccer) with multiple competitions (Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, and that’s just the club teams).

    Not only is the US television audience more fragmented generally, but the US sporting environment is more fragmented between sports. And there are fewer games per season in soccer than in basketball or baseball – 380 in the entire nine-month Premier League season, none of which air on non-subscription channels, and most of which aren’t televised at all. Games in other competitions are aired by ITV, but even that comes to probably no more than 35 in a season.

    And that’s why the ratings for the really big games on ITV and the BBC are as big as they are. Millions of viewers (myself included) can’t watch most other big games (without going into a pub, and hence not being counted for ratings purposes).

  • SarahL

    I was hoping that the NBA would hit 8.0, but 7.6 is pretty good for a close out game 5. I think if LeBron and the Heat keep winning that the casual fan will tune in. People like to see greatness even if they claim to hate it.

  • MJDB

    Thursday Final Averages

    Million Viewers = 7 Million Viewers
    18-49 Demo Average = 2.4 Average

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