Ratings: Fox’s US Open Coverage Is Closest Any Net Came to NBA Finals Game 7

And it wasn’t close at all

Last Updated: June 20, 2016 @ 7:09 PM

Game 7 of the NBA Finals completely dominated Sunday primetime — as expected — when Fox finished a very distant second with a championship of its own.

The U.S. Open final round could not hold a candle to the Father’s Day Cleveland Cavaliers road victory — but hey, the golf beat all the non-Disney owned¬†broadcasters.

Plus, the Game 7 defeat of the defending champion Golden State Warriors broke records over on ABC — read more about those Nielsen numbers here.

ABC was first in ratings with a 8.0 rating/28 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 21.9 million, according to preliminary numbers.¬†However, these numbers should be considered unreliable for the live game. “Jimmy Kimmel Live” at 7 p.m. posted a 4.0/18 and 11.9 million viewers. At 7:30, “NBA Countdown” put up a 4.6/19 and 12.7 million viewers. Game 7 itself averaged a 9.2/30 and 25.1 million viewers through primetime.

Fox was second in ratings with a 1.1/4 and in viewers with 4.4 million. The U.S. Open led into reruns between 8:30 and 9 o’clock ET.

NBC was third in ratings with a 0.7/2 and fourth in viewers with 2.5 million. A movie ran into repeats last night.

CBS and Telemundo tied for fourth in ratings, both with a 0.4/1. CBS was third in total viewers with 3.9 million, Telemundo was fifth with 1.2 million.

For CBS, “60 Minutes” at 7 received a 0.6/3 and 6.4 million viewers. Reruns followed.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 1.1 million.