tv.broadwayworld.com

Game 1 of NBA Finals Earns Ratings Win for ABC

Game 1 of NBA Finals Earns Ratings Win for ABC

ABC (11.01 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.6, #1) towered over the competition on Tuesday with its mix of "Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night" (6.31 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.2, #4), "NBA Countdown" (6.97 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.8, #3) and "NBA Finals, Game 1" (13.19 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.6, #1).

Here are the other highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

NBC (6.94 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T2) and FOX (5.06 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T2) shared the silver as the latter offered up fresh installments of "Hell's Kitchen" (5.26 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T5) and "MasterChef" (4.86 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T5).

The Peacock then offered up its mix of "American Ninja Warrior" (4.93 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T7), "America's Got Talent" (10.85 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2) and "Love in the Wild" (5.02 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T7).

Meanwhile, CBS (7.19 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) was out of the hunt with its all-repeat lineup of "NCIS" (9.22 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #9), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.91 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10) and "48 Hours Mystery" (5.44 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11).

And finally, a new "The Catalina" (0.65 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) and a repeat of "The L.A. Complex" (0.39 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #13) on The CW (0.52 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Catalina" delivered a 0.3 rating while "Complex" posted a 0.1 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Hell's Kitchen
0.00% - MasterChef
0.00% - Love in the Wild
-11.76% - America's Got Talent
-27.27% - American Ninja Warrior (vs. 6/4/12)
-33.33% - The Catalina
Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):

+646.67% - NBA Finals, Game 1 (vs. Body of Proof (Repeat)/Body of Proof (Repeat))
+180.00% - NBA Countdown (vs. Wipeout (Repeat))
+120.00% - Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night (vs. Wipeout (Repeat))
+90.91% - MasterChef (vs. Raising Hope (Repeat)/Raising Hope (Repeat))
+10.53% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. Masterchef)
-33.33% - The Catalina (vs. One Tree Hill (Repeat))
-33.33% - America's Got Talent (vs. The Voice)
-51.52% - American Ninja Warrior (vs. America's Got Talent)
-64.44% - Love in the Wild (vs. The Voice)
In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):
In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.5/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," (delayed by NBA Basketball); and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," (delayed by NBA Basketball).

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/3; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," (delayed by NBA Basketball); and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," (delayed by NBA Basketball).


BLOGS
Spoiler Alert! Recap and Review: AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW Welcomes 'Edward Mordrake,' Emma RobertsSpoiler Alert! AHS: FREAK SHOW 'Edward Mordrake;' Complete LIVE Recap! BroadwayWorld's Matt Tamanini Discusses Broadway, TV, Film on THAT'LL PLAY PODCAST
BWW's Matt Tamanini Discusses Theatre, TV, Film on THAT'LL PLAY PODCAST
dotted line
But, Wait! What's On TV Tonight? Wed., Oct. 22nd: Neighbors, Freaks, & Country Singers 8:00: SURVIVOR | CBS

10:00: AMERICAN HORROR STORY | FX

10:00: NASHVILLE | ABC

Click for more picks!

Become a Fan, Follower & Subscriber