Gordon Ramsay helped cook up another solid finish for Fox, as the network finished second last night in the key 18-49 demographic, going up against ABC’s powerful NBA Finals.
Unfortunately, Fox finished fourth among total viewers. CBS’ all-rerun lineup was the runner-up by that Nielsen metric.
NBC settled for third place overall last night, despite airing the well-rated “Little Big Shots.”
ABC was first in TV ratings with a 4.9 rating/19 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 13.8 million, according to preliminary numbers. However, due to the nature of live sports, these fast national numbers for ABC are likely to adjust up when the final ones arrive. At 8 p.m., “Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night” earned a 2.5/12 and 8.9 million viewers. At 8:30, “NBA Countdown” posted a 3.2/13 and 10 million viewers. Game 3 of the Golden State Warriors versus Cleveland Cavaliers itself ran for the rest of the night, bumping up the average.
Fox was second in ratings with a 0.8/3 and fourth in viewers with 2.8 million. “MasterChef” at 8 whipped up a 0.9/4 and 3.1 million viewers. At 9, “The F Word” had a 0.8/3 and 2.4 million viewers.
NBC was third in ratings with a 0.7/3 and in viewers with 3.9 million. “Little Big Shots” at 8 put up a 1.1/5 and 6.9 million viewers. “The Carmichael Show” at 9 got a 0.7/3 and 3.8 million viewers. Repeats followed.
CBS and Univision tied for fourth in ratings, both with a 0.6/2. CBS was second in total viewers with 4.7 million, Univision was fifth with 1.5 million.
Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 910,000.
The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 701,000, airing only repeats.