Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, June 8, 2018
Note: ABC’s live NBA Finals coverage will likely result in greater adjustments than usual for the network.
The numbers for Friday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||
|8 p.m.||Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night (ABC)||2.4/12||8.32|
|Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition (CBS)||0.6/3||4.43|
|American Ninja Warrior (NBC) (8-10 p.m) – R||0.6/3||2.63|
|My Last Days (The CW) – F||0.2/1||0.63|
|9 p.m.||NBA Finals Game 4 (ABC) (9-11 p.m.)||4.4/18||12.86|
|Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) – R||0.4/2||4.23|
|Phenoms (FOX) – F||0.1/1||0.47|
|Life Sentence (The CW)||0.1/1||0.39|
|10 p.m.||Dateline (NBC)||0.7/3||3.99|
|Blue Bloods (CBS) – R||0.4/2||4.83|
Unsurprisingly, last night’s Friday primetime ratings were dominated by the end of the NBA finals.
ABC kicked off it’s night with back-to-back broadcasts of “Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night” and “NBA Countdown,” which scored a combined 2.4 rating in adults 18-49. Then the network’s broadcast of the NBA championship game between Cleveland and Golden State followed with a 4.4 average rating and 12.86 average million viewers.
This was less than half of the 9.0 final rating that last year’s NBA finals closed out with, though, it’ll have to wait to be seen how this year’s Game 4 may adjust up in the finals on Monday.
Elsewhere, CBS’ “Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition” fell one-tenth from its previous 0.7 to a 0.6. On FOX, “Phenoms” started off steady with another 0.2, but dipped one-tenth with its second episode to a 0.1.
The CW’s “Life Sentence” was steady with another 0.1, while the finale of “My Last Days” saw the series tick up one-tenth to a 0.2. Similarly, NBC’s “Dateline” managed to climb up two-tenths to a 0.7.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||3.7/14||0.6/3||0.5/2||0.2/1||0.2/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||11.35||3.08||4.50||0.59||0.51|
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Source: The Nielsen Company.