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[06/17/13 - 08:18 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBA Finals Go Untouched on ABC
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for sunday, june 16, 2013)

Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

ABC (12.176 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.7, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with its mix of "Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night" (5.583 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4), "Kia NBA Countdown" (6.881 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #3) and the "NBA Finals, Game 5" (14.157 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.6, #1).

NBC (5.311 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then took home the silver with its combination of "PGA Overrun" (11.325 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #2), "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (6.454 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5), "The Voice" (3.234 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12) and "Miss USA 2013" (4.561 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #6).

Next up was FOX (2.036 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with its repeat lineup of "The Cleveland Show" (1.365 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15), "American Dad" (1.551 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13), "The Simpsons" (2.365 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9), "Bob's Burgers" (1.916 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10), "Family Guy" (2.406 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7) and another "Family Guy" (2.614 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7).

And finally, repeats of "60 Minutes" (6.852 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10), "The American Baking Competition" (3.440 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13), "The Good Wife" (3.025 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T16) and "The Mentalist" (3.660 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T16) on CBS (4.244 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+31.58% - Kia NBA Countdown
+14.29% - NBA Finals, Game 5
0.00% - Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - NBA Finals, Game 5 (vs. NBA Finals, Game 3)
0.00% - Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night
-3.85% - Kia NBA Countdown
-35.00% - Miss USA 2013 (vs. U.S. Open Golf/Betty White's Off Their Rockers (Repeat))


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/17/12):

ABC (11.49 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.8, #1) coasted to victory on Sunday with its mix of "Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night" (5.23 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4), "NBA Countdown" (6.45 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2) and "NBA Finals, Game 3" (13.38 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.6, #1).

NBC (8.78 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then took home a distant second place with its nearly full night of "U.S. Open Golf" (9.45 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #3) coverage plus a repeat of "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (4.05 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9).

Next up was FOX (2.69 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and its all-repeat lineup of "American Dad" (1.69 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12), "The Cleveland Show" (2.08 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10), "The Simpsons" (2.82 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7), "Bob's Burgers" (2.63 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7), "Family Guy" (3.64 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.6, #5) and "American Dad" (3.26 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #6).

And finally, a new "60 Minutes" (7.35 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10) followed by repeats of "Blue Bloods" (5.04 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14), "The Good Wife" (4.22 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #15) and "The Mentalist" (4.97 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12) on CBS (5.39 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-9.09% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+788.89% - NBA Finals, Game 3 (vs. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (Repeat)/Castle (Repeat)/Body of Proof (Repeat))
+160.00% - NBA Countdown (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat))
+90.00% - Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat))
+30.68% - U.S. Open Golf (vs. PGA Overrun/Minute to Win It (Repeat)/America's Got Talent (Repeat)/2011 Miss USA Pageant)
+25.00% - 60 Minutes

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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