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Ratings: NBA Finals Slam Competition, Rise Slightly From Last Year

NBC’s ”Last Comic Standing“ hits series low

Game 1 of the NBA Finals was a fast-break dunk for ABC.

For NBC, “Last Comic Standing” hit a series low — though to be fair, the stand-up competition last aired four years ago when viewing levels were different.

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 10.7 million, according to preliminary numbers. “Jimmy Kimmel Game Night” at 8 p.m. had a 2.1/8 and 6.4 million viewers. “NBA Countdown” at 8:30 got a 2.8/10 and 7.1 million viewers. The game itself — in which the San Antonio Spurs beat the Miami Heat — at 9 earned a night-high 5.1/16 and 12.6 million viewers. Due to the nature of live sports, fast nationals for ABC are approximate.

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CBS, NBC and Fox tied for second in ratings, each with a 1.2/4. CBS, airing entirely repeats, was second in viewers with 5.7 million. NBC was third in viewers with 3.80 million. Fox was fourth in viewers with 3.79 million.

For NBC, “Hollywood Game Night” at 8 had a 1.1/4 and 4.1 million viewers. “Undateable” at 9 got a 1.0/4 and 3.1 million viewers. A second episode of the Chris D’Elia comedy at 9:30 received a 1.0/3 and 2.9 million viewers. “Last Comic Standing” at 10 hit a regular episode low with a 1.4/4 and had 4.2 million viewers.

For Fox, “Hell’s Kitchen” at 8 had a 1.6/6 and 4.6 million viewers. “Gang Related” at 9 got a 0.8/3 and 3 million viewers.

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Univision was fifth in ratings with a 1.0/3 and in total viewers with 2.7 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in total viewers with 1.5 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in total viewers with 690,000. It aired only reruns.