Thursday final ratings: NBA Finals hits a high for 2016
Final broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, June 16, 2016
ABC was the only network with any changes in the adults 18-49 ratings from Thursday’s fast nationals to the finals. The game adjusted up to a 7.7 rating, the best for the six games to date and a tenth higher than Monday’s Game 5. “Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night” (1.3) and “NBA Countdown” (2.0) are also ahead of Monday’s final numbers.
Note: Since the “Aquarius” premiere aired commercial-free, it won’t be counted as part of NBC’s averages for the night or the week. Its fast national numbers, noted with an asterisk, remain in the chart below.
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)||1.3/5||4.83|
|The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – R||1.4/6||6.91|
|Legends of Tomorrow (The CW) – R||0.2/1||0.76|
|8:30 p.m.||NBA Countdown (ABC)||2.0/9||6.39|
|Life in Pieces (CBS) – R||1.1/4||5.00|
|9 p.m.||NBA Finals Game 6 (ABC) (9-11:45 p.m.)||7.7/27||20.70|
|Mom (CBS) – R||1.0/4||5.05|
|Home Free (FOX) – P||0.6/2||2.31|
|Aquarius (NBC) (9-11 p.m.) – P||0.4/2*||2.70*|
|Beauty and the Beast (The CW)||0.2/1||0.79|
|9:30 p.m.||The Odd Couple (CBS) – R||0.9/3||4.33|
|10 p.m.||Code Black (CBS) – R||0.7/3||4.05|
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||6.1/22||1.0/4||0.7/3||1.0/4||0.2/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||16.68||4.90||3.12||5.09||0.79|
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.
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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.