Ratings: NBA Finals Game 2 Mostly in Line With Warriors-Raptors Opener

Sheds one-tenth of a Nielsen point among adults 18-49, matches Game 1 in viewers

Last Updated: June 3, 2019 @ 8:47 AM

The Golden State Warriors won one in Toronto, defeating the hometown Raptors in Game 2 of the 2019 NBA Finals and evening the championship series at 1-1.

With a 3.8 rating and 10.8 million total viewers, the second game was pretty much in line with the first. That said, due to the nature of live sports, the below fast-national Nielsen numbers for ABC are subject to significant adjustment.

Every other primetime show last night on the Big 4 broadcast channels was a repeat.

ABC was first in ratings with a 3.3 rating/16 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 9.9 million, according to preliminary numbers. The primetime “Jimmy Kimmel Live” special at 7 p.m. had a 1.9 and 6.8 million viewers. The pregame show at 7:30 got a 2.3 and 7.3 million viewers. Game 2 tipped off at 8, averaging the above-mentioned numbers.

NBC was second in ratings with a 0.5/3 and third in viewers with 2.9 million.

Univision was third in ratings with a 0.4/2 and fourth in viewers with 1.6 million.

CBS and Fox tied for fourth in ratings, both with a 0.3. CBS had a 1, Fox got a 2. CBS was second in total viewers with 3.8 million, Fox was fifth with 1.2 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 517,000.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 477,000. The “Burden of Proof” premiere at 8 received a 0.1/0 (yes, a zero share) and 488,000 viewers. A rerun followed.