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[06/03/19 - 08:26 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBA Finals Put ABC on Top
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (6/2/19):

ABC (9.852 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1) was of course the network to beat on Sunday with its mix of "Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night" (6.804 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3), "NBA Countdown" (7.254 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) and the "NBA Finals, Game 2" (10.793 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.8, #1).

Second place then went to NBC (2.918 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2) with encores of "American Ninja Warrior" (2.430 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) and "America's Got Talent" (3.406 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4).

Next up was CBS (3.775 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) and its repeat lineup of "60 Minutes" (6.833 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5), "God Friended Me" (2.887 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12), another "God Friended Me" (2.471 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (2.909 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.229 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) offered up second runs of "Last Man Standing" (1.199 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12), another "Last Man Standing" (1.397 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10), "The Simpsons" (1.120 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10), "Bob's Burgers" (1.157 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7), "Family Guy" (1.247 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) and another "Family Guy" (1.255 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

And finally, The CW (0.373 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with the return of "Burder of Truth" (0.488 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.1, #16) and a repeat "Supernatural" (0.257 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.0, #17).

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-8.00% - NBA Countdown
-13.64% - Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night
-26.92% - NBA Finals, Game 2


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/3/18):

ABC (12.688 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.5, #1) crushed the competition on Sunday with its coverage of "Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night" (8.083 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3), "NBA Countdown" (7.727 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2) and "NBA Finals, Game 2" (14.282 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.2, #1).

NBC (4.055 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was a distant second with "Dateline NBC" (3.831 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and the feature "Jurassic World" (4.129 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4).

Next up was CBS (5.289 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) and its lineup of "60 Minutes" (7.512 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5), "Instinct" (6.272 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6), "SWAT" (3.640 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.735 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11).

And finally, repeats of "One Strange Rock" (1.162 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14), "The Simpsons" (1.157 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8), "Bob's Burgers" (1.003 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11), "Family Guy" (1.040 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8) and another "Family Guy" (0.973 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8) on FOX (1.083 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
25.00% - Instinct
-44.44% - Dateline NBC (vs. 5/20/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Instinct
-8.77% - NBA Finals, Game 2
-12.00% - Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night
-13.79% - NBA Countdown
-37.50% - Dateline NBC (vs. Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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