NBA Finals Start Strong for ABC

Lakers-Magic matchup leads night with 10.5 million viewers.

Last Updated: June 7, 2009 @ 11:58 AM

 

Early ratings from ABC have Thursday’s Game 1 of the NBA Finals at a 4.4 rating and 12 share among the 18-49 adults demo. A leading 10.5 million viewers tuned in overall.

 

Final numbers will be released later today, but the opener was far and away the best-rated show of the night, with Fox’s "So You Think You Can Dance" (3.1/9) the top-rated show among programming challengers.

 

Game 2 airs Sunday.