Ratings: NBA Finals Rule Thursday

Ratings: NBA Finals Rule Thursday

ABC tops night as Spurs top Heat to take 3-1 lead

The NBA Finals topped Thursday as the San Antonio Spurs topped the Miami Heat to take a three-games-to-one lead in the series.

ABC was far and away No. 1 on the night. For NBC, the first of two “Undateable” episodes retained all of its last week rating. The second ticked down one-tenth of a point.

ABC was first in ratings with a 4.2 rating/14 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and first in viewers with an average of 10.6 million, according to preliminary numbers. “Jimmy Kimmel Game Night” at 8 p.m. had a 1.9/8 and 5.9 million viewers. “NBA Countdown” at 8:30 received a 2.4/9 and 6.5 million viewers. The game itself at 9 earned a 5.2/17 and 12.8 million viewers.

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Fox was second in ratings with a 1.2/4 and fourth in viewers with 3.7 million. “Hell's Kitchen” at 8 got a 1.6/6 and 4.8 million viewers. “Gang Related” at 9 had a 0.8/3 and 2.7 million viewers.

CBS, NBC and Univision tied for third in ratings, each with a 1.1/4. CBS was second in viewers with 5.4 million, airing entirely reruns. NBC was third with 3.8 million, Univision was fifth with 2.8 million viewers.

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For NBC, “Hollywood Game Night” at 8 got a 1.0/4 and 4.3 million viewers. “Undateable” at 9 had a 1.0/3 and 3.3 million viewers. A second episode at 9:30 received a 0.9/3 and 3 million viewers. “Last Comic Standing” at 10 earned a 1.2/4 and 4.1 million viewers.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.7/2 and in total viewers with 1.6 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in total viewers with 576,000, airing repeats.