Final broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, June 3, 2018
Game 2 of the NBA Finals predictably adjusted up from Sunday’s early ratings to the final numbers. As was the case with Game 1, it fell a little short of the comparable night in 2017.
ABC’s broadcast finishes with 18.47 million viewers (-6 percent from 19.69 million last year) and a 6.5 rating among adults 18-49 (-8.5 percent from 7.1 a year ago). The year-to-year-declines for Game 2 were similar to those for the opener.
Upward adjustments in adults 18-49 are in blue; downward adjustments are in red.
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||
|7 p.m.||Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night (ABC)||0.7/4||3.18|
|60 Minutes (CBS)||0.6/3||7.64|
|One Strange Rock (FOX) (7:40-8:40 p.m.)||0.2/1||0.97|
|7:30 p.m.||NBA Countdown (ABC)||1.3/7||4.18|
|8 p.m.||NBA Finals Game 2 (ABC) (8-10:42 p.m.)||6.5/26||18.47|
|Movie: Jurassic World (NBC) (8-11 p.m.)||0.9/4||4.16|
|The Simpsons (FOX) (8:40-9:10 p.m.) – R||0.4/2||0.97|
|8:30 p.m.||Bob’s Burgers (FOX) (9:10-9:40 p.m.) – R||0.3/1||0.91|
|9 p.m.||Family Guy (FOX) (9:40-10:10 p.m.) – R||0.4/2||1.41|
|SWAT (CBS) – R||0.3/1||3.50|
|10 p.m.||NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) – R||0.3/1||3.76|
|10:30 p.m.||NBA Postgame (ABC) (10:42-11 p.m.)||4.2/18||11.35|
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||5.0/20||0.8/4||0.4/2||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||14.24||4.07||5.32||1.04|
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.