TV Ratings Sunday: Game 5 of the NBA Finals Gives ABC Another Easy Win + 'Miss USA' Drops from Last Year

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June 17th, 2013


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 4.7/15 1.4/4 0.9/3 0.8/2 0.6/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 4.7/17 1.0/4 1.0/4 0.6/2 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 12.176 5.311 2.036 1.892 4.244

 Due to the nature of live programming the ratings for ABC (NBA Finals) and NBC (US Open) are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers. See below for more information on these Fast Affiliate Ratings.

 ABC was number one among adults 18-49 and with total viewers.                                                                                   

On ABC, Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night earned a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. NBA Countdown garnered a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating . Game 5 of the NBA Finals scored a 5.6 adults 18-49 rating. These numbers are likely to change significantly when the final ratings are released.

On NBC, the 2013 Miss USA competition earned a 1.3, down from last year's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating. Earlier in the night, the last hour of the US Open earned a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, 60 Minutes earned a season low 0.9, down three tenths from last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, June 16, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
7:00 PM NBC US Open (7-8PM) 2.1 8 8.90
ABC Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night 1.9 7 5.58
CBS 60 Minutes 0.9 3 3.44
FOX The Cleveland Show -R 0.6 2 1.37
7:30 PM ABC NBA Countdown 2.5 9 6.88
FOX American Dad -R 0.7 2 1.55
8:00 PM ABC NBA Finals Game 5 (8-11PM) 5.6 16  14.16
FOX The Simpsons -R 1.1 4 2.37
NBC The Voice -R (8-9PM) 0.8 2 3.20
CBS The American Baking Competition -R 0.7 2 3.44
8:30 PM FOX Bob's Burgers -R 0.9 3 1.92
9:00PM NBC 2013 Miss USA Competition (9-11PM) 1.3 4 4.56
FOX Family Guy -R 1.2 3 2.41
CBS The Good Wife -R 0.5 1 3.03
9:30PM FOX Family Guy -R 1.2 3 2.61
10:00 PM CBS The Mentalist -R 0.5 1 3.66

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.



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  • Andrew

    NBA killed the night. US Open did decent too, and Animation Domination repeats decently.

  • Ron

    Miss USA was the #1 pageant of the night…ratings were simply yuge

  • jj

    Those skinny models are not attractive. They’re built like 13 year old boys. Sexy women are curvy.

  • kbmv

    Miami will win game 6 without a doubt. We will get a game 7! Can’t wait!

  • MichaelChickless

    Woops, I slept through Primetime again last night. Didn’t miss much other than a game of hoops.

  • KBMV

    Doubt it KVMV. It will be just like 2011 when the Mavs finished it off in Miami. Lebron will go down as one of the biggest chokers on the biggest stage with 3 finals losses.

  • Survivor Fan

    I think we will get a Game 7. The Heat have been great at bouncing back. I do not think that double digits are out of the question for a Game 7.

  • tom

    No one cares about Miss USA now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Survivor Fan

    Awful for Miss USA; Trump cannot be happy right now. I saw no advertising for it this year. Maybe they should have done the Fathers’ Day gift of beautiful women promo that they did a few years back.

  • Mr Mikey

    Other than game 1 these NBA finals have been boring.

  • charmedcraft

    Can’t wait for the next game; come on Spurs, 1 more game!

  • Johnson

    Mr. Mikey

    spoken like a true Heat Fan lol

  • The Booper

    My wife, a big beauty pageant viewer, didn’t even know it was on, until Larry F. appeared on the Today show on Sunday to promote it.

    Terrible marketing.

    And those girls are not built like 13 year old boys, just watch them jiggling along during the swimsuit event. My wife always calls me in to watch that part.

  • Mr Mikey


    Not a Heat fan at all, I’m pulling for the Spurs. Other than game one there haven’t been any dramatic finishes in any of these games. It’s been one team pulling away with a big lead in the 4th quarter.

  • yoyo


  • poot

    Did you seem game 1? Nailbiter till the end. Also both teams are capable of closing in on leads easily which adds to the excitement. Go Spurs!

  • Melanie P.

    Let’s go Miami Heat, let’s get to came 7!! I think they will turn it up on Miami in front of their home fans.

    @KBMV, the Heat won last year and Lebron was named finals MVP. So I don’t know what you are talking about.

  • poot

    @ Mr Mikey…

  • MichaelChickless

    I’m not a Spurs fan, but I’m hoping they can wrap it up in 6 tomorrow so Hannibal can better numbers this Thursday.

    ;-) :-)

  • MichaelChickless

    can ^get^ better numbers

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