The NBA Finals ended as quickly as they can this year, which means no extended run of big ratings for ABC. But the two games on June 6 and 8 did carry the network to a second straight weekly victory.

ABC averaged a 1.8 rating among adults 18-49 for the week of June 4 (down slightly from 1.9 the previous week) and 6.29 million total viewers (up from 6.16 million).

Games 3 and 4 of the NBA Finals finished 1-2 in both measures, and the season premiere of “Celebrity Family Feud” ranked fifth in both the 18-49 demo (1.8) and viewers (7.57 million).

NBC finished second for the week thanks to “America’s Got Talent,” the top non-sports show across the board, and the clinching game of the NHL’s Stanley Cup Finals.

Here are the network standings for last week and the season so far.

June 4-10 ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.8/8 (1) 0.6/3 (3t) 0.2/1 (7) 0.6/3 (3t) 1.2/5 (2) 0.4/2 (5t) 0.4/2 (5t)
Viewers in millions (rank) 6.29 (1) 4.73 (3) 0.86 (7) 2.12 (4) 4.82 (2) 1.02 (6) 1.42 (5)

 

Season to date ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.5/6 (2t) 1.5/6 (2t) 0.6/2 (5) 1.4/6 (4) 2.1/8 (1) 0.5/2 (6t) 0.5/2 (6t)
Viewers in millions (rank) 6.14 (3) 8.78 (1) 1.70 (5) 4.76 (4) 8.62 (2) 1.23 (7) 1.56 (6)

Current week ratings are live + same-day. Season-to-date ratings are “most current,” a combination of Live +7 and same-day ratings.

Here are the program rankings:

Top 25 broadcast shows (including ties) in adults 18-49 for June 4-10, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 rating
18-49 viewers (000s)
1 NBA FINALS – WARRIORS/CAVALIERS GM 3 ABC Weds. 8:58 PM 6.5 8,331
2 NBA FINALS – WARRIORS/CAVALIERS GM 4 ABC Fri. 8:58 PM 5.4 6,994
3 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 2.2 2,844
STANLEY CUP FINALS – CAPITALS/GOLDEN KNIGHTS GM 5 NBC Thurs. 8:07 PM 2.2 2,821
5 CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD – P ABC Sun. 8:00 PM 1.8 2,301
6 NBA COUNTDOWN ABC Weds. 8:31 PM 1.7 2,255
7 STANLEY CUP FINALS – GOLDEN KNIGHTS/CAPITALS GM 4 NBC Mon. 8:09 PM 1.6 2,125
THE BACHELORETTE ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 1.6 2,037
9 WORLD OF DANCE NBC Tues. 10:00 PM 1.5 1,985
NBA COUNTDOWN ABC Fri. 8:31 PM 1.5 1,919
11 THE $100,000 PYRAMID – P ABC Sun. 9:00 PM 1.2 1,564
AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR NBC Weds. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,486
13 CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD – R ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 1.1 1,418
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE: GAME NIGHT ABC Weds. 8:00 PM 1.1 1,382
15 TONY AWARDS – S CBS Sun. 8:00 PM 1.0 1,326
THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 1.0 1,234
17 YOUNG SHELDON – R CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 0.9 1,218
MASTERCHEF FOX Weds. 9:00 PM 0.9 1,151
THE $100,000 PYRAMID – R ABC Thurs. 9:00 PM 0.9 1,138
MASTERCHEF FOX Weds. 8:00 PM 0.9 1,116
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE: GAME NIGHT ABC Fri. 8:00 PM 0.9 1,108
22 TO TELL THE TRUTH – P ABC Sun. 10:00 PM 0.8 1,092
MOM – R CBS Thurs. 9:01 PM 0.8 1,025

*Nine shows tied for 24th place at 0.7.

Top 25 broadcast shows in total viewers for June 4-10, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time
Viewers (000s)
1 NBA FINALS – WARRIORS/CAVALIERS GM 3 ABC Weds. 8:58 PM 17,941
2 NBA FINALS – WARRIORS/CAVALIERS GM 4 ABC Fri. 8:58 PM 16,242
3 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 11,244
4 60 MINUTES CBS Sun. 7:00 PM 8,013
5 CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD – P ABC Sun. 8:00 PM 7,567
6 STANLEY CUP FINALS – CAPITALS/GOLDEN KNIGHTS GM 5 NBC Thurs. 8:07 PM 6,604
7 THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 6,540
8 TONY AWARDS – S CBS Sun. 8:00 PM 6,313
9 WORLD OF DANCE NBC Tues. 10:00 PM 6,312
10 YOUNG SHELDON – R CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 6,183
11 CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD – R ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 5,863
12 THE BACHELORETTE ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 5,824
13 THE $100,000 PYRAMID – P ABC Sun. 9:00 PM 5,757
14 NCIS – R CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 5,714
15 NBA COUNTDOWN ABC Weds. 8:31 PM 5,691
16 CODE BLACK CBS Weds. 10:00 PM 5,676
17 BULL – R CBS Tues. 9:00 PM 5,427
18 AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR NBC Weds. 8:00 PM 5,165
19 STANLEY CUP FINALS – GOLDEN KNIGHTS/CAPITALS GM 4 NBC Mon. 8:09 PM 5,072
20 NBA COUNTDOWN ABC Fri. 8:31 PM 5,064
21 MOM – R CBS Thurs. 9:01 PM 5,004
22 BLUE BLOODS – R CBS Fri. 10:00 PM 4,818
23 THE $100,000 PYRAMID – R ABC Thurs. 9:00 PM 4,699
24 AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS – R ABC Sun. 7:00 PM 4,537
25 MOM – R CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 4,458

All program ratings are live + same-day. Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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