NBC had a Thursday night to forget — one that Toronto Raptors fans never will.
Last night, NBC sitcoms “A.P. Bio” and “Abby’s” mercifully came to their conclusions, posting pretty awful ratings in the process. ABC easily dominated Thursday primetime, as expected, with the Raptors’ NBA Finals-clinching Game 6 win over the Golden State Warriors.
CBS finished (a very, very distant) second last night.
Due to the nature of live sports, the below fast-national Nielsen ratings for ABC should be considered subject to significant adjustment.
ABC was first in ratings with a 4.2 rating/20 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 12.5 million, according to preliminary numbers. The “Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night” special at 8 p.m. posted a 2.6/14 and 9.2 million viewers. Pregame show “NBA Countdown” at 8:30 scored a 3.2/16 and 10.1 million viewers. The game itself, starting at 9, earned a 4.9/23 and 13.9 million viewers.
CBS was second in ratings with a 0.6/3 and in viewers with 4.5 million. Following reruns, “Life in Pieces” at 9:30 had a 0.6/3 and 4.3 million viewers. At 10, “Elementary” got a 0.5/2 and 3.8 million viewers.
Fox was third in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 2.3 million, airing just U.S. Open golf coverage.
Telemundo was fourth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and fifth in viewers with 1.2 million.
NBC and Univision tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.3/2. NBC was fourth in total viewers with 1.8 million, Univision was sixth with 1.1 million.
For NBC, between repeats, the “A.P. Bio” season — and series — finale at 9 had a 0.3/2 and 1.4 million viewers. The “Abby’s” season and series finale at 9:30 got a 0.3/1 and 1.2 million viewers.
The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 693,000. At 8, “iZombie” had a 0.2/1 and 748,000 viewers. “In the Dark” at 9 got a 0.1/1 and 638,000 viewers.