TV Ratings Sunday: NBA Finals dip with blowout, Miss USA off a bit from 2014
Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, June 5, 2016
Note: ABC’s live coverage of the NBA Finals will result in greater adjustments than usual in the final ratings.
The numbers for Sunday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (millions)|
|7 p.m.||Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night (ABC)||2.4/10||7.70|
|Miss USA (FOX) (7-10 p.m.) – S||1.1/4||4.04|
|60 Minutes (CBS)||0.8/3||7.99|
|Dateline: On Assignment (NBC)||0.5/2||4.03|
|7:30 p.m.||NBA Countdown (ABC)||2.5/9||6.87|
|8 p.m.||NBA Finals Game 2 (ABC) (8-10:30 p.m.)||5.5/17||14.34|
|American Ninja Warrior (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) – R||0.7/3||2.81|
|Madam Secretary (CBS) – R||0.4/1||4.00|
|9 p.m.||Madam Secretary (CBS) – R||0.3/1||3.79|
|10 p.m.||Game of Silence (NBC)||0.6/2||2.45|
|Elementary (CBS) – R||0.4/1||2.98|
|10:30 p.m.||NBA Postgame (ABC)||3.4/12||8.77|
Game 2 of the NBA Finals was down from the series opener, partly as a result of the Golden State Warriors’ huge 33-point win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Pending updates, the game drew a 5.5, down from the 6.0 for Thursday’s game in the fast nationals (it adjusted up to 7.3 in the finals). In the metered markets, it drew an 11.8 in households, down from the 13.1 for Game 1.
The Miss USA pageant scored a 1.1 for FOX, down 0.2 from the 1.3 for its last time on broadcast TV in 2014. (It aired on Reelz last year after former broadcast NBC cut ties with Donald Trump, who no longer controls the pageant.) A new “Game of Silence” drew a 0.6 for NBC.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||4.5/15||1.1/4||0.6/2||0.5/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||11.88||4.04||3.03||4.69|
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Source: The Nielsen Company.