Ratings: ABC Wins With NBA Finals, ‘Voice’ Finale Steady With Spring, Down From Fall (Updated)

NBC takes first in total viewers as "The Voice" airs most-watched finale with 15.3 million total viewers

Last Updated: July 24, 2014 @ 12:21 PM

UPDATE, Wednesday 1:07 p.m.: In final ratings, "The Voice" finale ticked up to a 4.4 rating in the 18-49 demo, identical to last spring's finale. It also increased from 15.3 million total viewers to 15.6 million, making it the most-watched episode since February 2012.


NBC's "The Voice" season finale matched the ratings for last spring's finale, but was down from December's finale, according to preliminary numbers. ABC won the night, thanks to Game 6 of the NBA Finals, according to preliminary numbers.

Though ABC's numbers are approximate due to the nature of live sports, the network currently holds first place in the advertiser-sought 18-49 demographic with a 5.4 rating/14 share and second in total viewers with 13.7 million. Game 6 of the NBA Finals drew a 6.5/18, down 24 percent from the early numbers on last year's Game 6 but still the best ratings for the night, and was the most-watched show of the evening with 16.1 million total viewers.

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Prior to the game, ABC aired "Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night," which had a 2.6/9 with 7.6 million total viewers, and the NBA pre-game show, which took a 3.8/12 and drew 10 million total viewers.

NBC was second in ratings but first in total viewers with a 3.8/11 and 14 million. Facing the NBA Finals in many parts of the country, the season finale of "The Voice" at 9 p.m. drew a 4.4/12 — even with last May's finale, but down 12 percent from the fall season finale — and had 15.6 million total viewers, 3.7 million more than the May finale and the largest total viewership for a "Voice" finale in the show's history.

"America's Got Talent" at 8 was even with last Tuesday for a 2.2/9 and had 11.4 million total viewers.

Univision was third in ratings and fifth in total viewers with a 1.5/4 and 3.7 million.

Fox took fourth place in ratings and total viewers with a 1.4/4 and 3.9 million. The network aired "So You Think You Can Dance" throughout its primetime slate, which was down 18 percent in the demo compared to last week.

CBS, which aired repeats throughout the night, was fifth in ratings and third in total viewers with a 0.9/3 and 6.4 million.


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