ABC Scores Top-Rated Tuesday in 3 Years with NBA Finals Game 6
via press release:
Based on Live + Same Day Program Ratings:
Towering over Tuesday with its continuing coverage of the 2013 NBA Finals (Miami-San Antonio Game 6), ABC won the night by 31% in Adults 18-49 over runner-up NBC with the 2-hour season finale of The Voice coming out of America’s Got Talent. The Net has posted dominant victories on all 6 nights of the 2013 NBA Finals among Adults 18-49. Spiking 21% week to week, ABC scored its highest-rated Tuesday in 3 years with Adults 18-49 – since 06/15/10.
Airing around the NBA Finals in various time periods across the country, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night marked its 2nd-most-watched telecast and tied its top Adult 18-49 number for a Game Night 6. On average, the 2013 Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night specials are up by double digits over last year’s averages in Total Viewers (+10%) and Adults 18-49 (+10%), posting the annual program’s 2nd-largest audience and equaling its highest young adult delivery.
With the San Antonio Spurs at the Miami Heat, ABC’s 2013 NBA Finals Game 6 (9pm-12:19am ET) put up the biggest numbers yet for the series and was Tuesday’s definitive #1 television program in Total Viewers and across each of the key Adult demographics. It was the 6th straight telecast for the 2013 NBA Finals to qualify as the #1 TV program of the night. In fact in Adults 18-49, Game 6 stands as TV’s top-rated telecast in nearly 4 months – since ABC’s Academy Awards broadcast in February on 02/24/13. In an overtime thriller, Miami defeated San Antonio 103-100 to tie the series 3-3 and force a deciding Game 7 on Thursday night. In Total Viewers and all key Adults, it was ABC’s 2nd-biggest-ever Game 6. In addition, it was ABC’s 4th-most-watched NBA Finals game in its history, trailing only series clinching games in 2004, 2010 and 2011 – ABC began carriage of NBA Finals in 2003.