Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, June 1, 2017
Note: ABC’s live broadcast of the NBA Finals will likely result in bigger adjustements than usual for the network.
The numbers for Thursday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night (ABC)||2.5/12||8.77|
|Beat Shazam (FOX)||1.1/5||3.43|
|The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – R||1.0/5||6.64|
|Chicago Fire (NBC) – R||0.5/2||3.55|
|Supernatural (The CW) – R||0.2/1||0.78|
|8:30 p.m.||NBA Countdown (ABC)||2.7/12||8.35|
|Superior Donuts (CBS) – R||0.8/3||4.53|
|9 p.m.||NBA Finals Game 1 (ABC) (9-11 p.m.)||5.9/23||15.73|
|Love Connection (FOX)||0.8/3||2.87|
|Mom (CBS) – R||0.7/3||4.24|
|Chicago Med (NBC) – R||0.6/2||3.93|
|Supernatural (The CW) – R||0.2/1||0.76|
|9:30 p.m.||Life in Pieces (CBS) – R||0.6/2||3.47|
|10 p.m.||The Amazing Race (CBS) – F||0.7/3||3.88|
|Law & Order: SVU (NBC) – R||0.6/2||3.34|
Game 1 of the NBA Finals was down a bit from the past two years, but the news isn’t exactly bad for ABC. The game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors delivered a 5.9 rating among adults 18-49, pending updates, off slightly from last year’s preliminary 6.0. The 15.73 million viewers from 9-11 p.m. are up slightly from last year’s 15.58 million.
In the overnight metered markets, the game drew a 12.4 household rating. That’s down from 13.1 for last year’s opener and 12.9 the year before. The previous two Game 1s (also involving the Cavs and Warriors) put up the best metered-market numbers in ABC’s 15-year history with the NBA Finals, and Thursday was the network’s third-best opener.
Elsewhere, FOX’s “Beat Shazam” held up quite well in its second week. Its 1.1 rating was off just a tenth from its premiere. “Love Connection” fell a bit more, going from 1.1 last week to 0.8. The finale of “The Amazing Race” on CBS posted a 0.7, up a tenth of a point from last week.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||4.8/19||1.0/4||0.8/3||0.6/2||0.2/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||13.34||3.15||4.44||3.61||0.77|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” – R: 0.5/3, 1.8/5
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – R: 0.3/2, 1.9/5
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: n/a, delayed by NBA overrun
“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.3/2, 0.9/3
“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.2/2, 1.0/3
“Nightline”: n/a, delayed
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Source: The Nielsen Company.