TV Ratings Sunday: NBA Finals Dominate Night + 'Believe' Falls for Series Finale & 'Enlisted' Flat (Updated)

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June 16th, 2014


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 5.1/17 0.9/3 0.8/3 0.8/3 0.5/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 4.9/19 0.8/3 0.6/2 0.7/3 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 13.41 2.31 3.44 1.82 4.31

Due to the nature of live sports programming the ratings for ABC & NBC (NBA Finals & 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 with adults 18-49 and with total viewers. 

On ABC, Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night scored a preliminary 2.1, down a tenth from last week's 2.2 adults 18-49 rating on Sunday. The final game of the NBA Finals earned a 6.0, up a full ratings point  from last Sunday's 5.0 preliminary adults 18-49 rating. Per ABC's press release: The NBA Finals Game Five delivered a 6.8 rating,  with  17,881,000 viewers

On NBC, coverage of the US Open earned a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating at 7PM. The series finale of Believe earned a 0.7, down two tenths from its last original's 0.9 adults 18-49 rating. Crisis notched a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating, down a tenth from its last original's 0.8 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Enlisted matched last week's 0.4 adults 18-49 rating. 

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, June 15, 2014 (all Live+Same Day ratings):

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
7:00PM ABC Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night 2.1 8 6.54
NBC US Open 1.1 4 5.15
CBS 60 Minutes 0.8 3 7.29
FOX Enlisted 0.4 2 1.18
7:30PM ABC NBA Countdown 2.5 9 7.09
NBC American Ninja Warrior (7:30PM-9:00PM) -R 0.7 2 2.60
FOX American Dad -R 0.6 2 1.31
8:00 PM ABC NBA Finals: Game 5 (8-11PM) 6.8 17.88
FOX The Simpsons -R 0.9 3 2.00
CBS The Good Wife -R 0.3 1 3.15
8:30PM FOX Family Guy -R 1.0 3 2.09
9:00PM FOX Family Guy -R 1.0 3 2.09
NBC Believe 0.7 2 3.14
CBS The Good Wife -R 0.4 1 3.15
9:30PM FOX American Dad -R 0.9 3 1.96
10:00PM NBC Crisis 0.7 2 3.22
CBS The Mentalist -R 0.5 2 3.66


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