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[06/06/16 - 09:08 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBA Finals Continue Reign for ABC
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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (6/5/16):

ABC (11.879 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.5, #1) was not surprisingly the network to beat on Sunday with its mix of "Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night" (7.699 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3), "NBA Countdown" (6.867 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2) and "NBA Finals, Game 2" (13.411 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.1, #1).

FOX (4.036 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then staked claim to the silver with its presentation of "Miss USA 2016" (4.036 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4).

Next up was NBC (3.028 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and its combination of "Dateline NBC: On Assignment" (4.033 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #8), a repeat "American Ninja Warrior" (2.814 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6) and the departing "Game of Silence" (2.453 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #7).

And finally, CBS (4.689 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) closed out the evening with its repeat lineup of "60 Minutes" (7.987 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5), "Madam Secretary" (4.002 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9), another "Madam Secretary" (3.790 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11) and "Elementary" (2.977 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Dateline NBC: On Assignment
+20.00% - Game of Silence (vs. 6/12/16)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+83.33% - Miss USA 2016 (vs. Various (Repeats))
+50.00% - Game of Silence (vs. American Odyssey)
-11.11% - Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night
-16.39% - NBA Finals, Game 2
-26.47% - NBA Countdown
-28.57% - Dateline NBC: On Assignment


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/7/15):

ABC (13.865 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.3, #1) overshadowed the competition on Sunday with its mix of "Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night" (7.910 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.7, #3), "NBA Countdown" (9.270 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.4, #2) and "NBA Finals, Game 2" (15.623 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.1, #1).

CBS (6.813 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was a distant second place with a repeat "60 Minutes" (8.198 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5) followed by "The 69th Annual Tony Awards" (6.352 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5).

Next up was NBC (4.059 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and its quartet of "Dateline NBC" (4.593 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8), "Dateline NBC: My Kid Would Never Do That" (5.047 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4), "AD: The Bible Continues" (4.023 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8) and "American Odyssey" (2.571 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13).

And finally, repeats of "Bob's Burgers" (1.180 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13), another "Bob's Burgers" (1.325 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12), "The Simpsons" (1.981 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #7), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.534 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11), "Family Guy" (1.732 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8) and a new "Golan the Insatiable" (1.176 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) on FOX (1.488 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Dateline NBC: My Kid Would Never Do That
-20.00% - American Odyssey
-22.22% - AD: The Bible Continues
-30.00% - Dateline NBC
-33.33% - Golan the Insatiable

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+47.83% - NBA Countdown
+22.73% - Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night
+22.00% - NBA Finals, Game 2
-9.09% - Dateline NBC: My Kid Would Never Do That (vs. Miss USA 2014)
-22.22% - Dateline NBC
-25.00% - The 69th Annual Tony Awards
-36.36% - AD: The Bible Continues (vs. Miss USA 2014)
-55.56% - Golan the Insatiable (vs. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey)
-63.64% - American Odyssey (vs. Miss USA 2014)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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