Wednesday final ratings: NBA Finals adjust up but lowest of series so far

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Final broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Game 3 of the NBA Finals finished with a 6.1 rating in adults 18-49, up from 5.2 in the fast nationals but down from 7.3 and 6.5 for the first two games. Wednesday’s game, like Sunday’s Game 2, was lopsided with Cleveland beating Golden State by 30 points.

“NBA Countdown” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night” predictably adjusted down from their early numbers. The rest of the night’s broadcast shows held steady.

Upward adjustments in adults 18-49 are in green; downward adjustments are in red.

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night (ABC) 1.1/5 3.97
American Ninja Warrior (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.6/6 5.80
Masterchef (FOX) 1.2/5 4.08
Undercover Boss (CBS) – R 0.6/2 3.38
Arrow (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.82
8:30 p.m. NBA Countdown (ABC) 1.5/6 5.03
9 p.m. NBA Finals Game 3 (ABC) (9-11:40 p.m.) 6.1/22 16.47
Wayward Pines (FOX) 0.7/3 2.37
Criminal Minds (CBS) – R 0.7/3 4.05
Supernatural (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.64
10 p.m. The Night Shift (NBC) 0.9/3 4.18
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (CBS) – R 0.6/2 3.75

 

Network averages:

ABC NBC FOX CBS CW
Adults 18-49 rating/share 4.8/18 1.3/5 0.9/3 0.6/2  0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 13.20 5.26 3.23 3.73 0.73

 

Definitions:
Rating
: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.
Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings are available at approximately 11 a.m. ET the day after telecast. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. 
Share (of Audience): 
The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. 
Time Shifted Viewing:
 Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live +Same-Day and Live +7 Day. Time-shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+SD includes viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3 a.m. local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live +7 ratings include  viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

Source: The Nielsen Company.

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