The Toronto Raptors stole one in Oakland last night, and now hold a 2-1 series lead over the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, which aired on ABC. Elsewhere on broadcast TV, there was “American Ninja Warrior.”
NBC finished second thanks to its obstacle course competition series and no thanks to “The InBetween.” ABC had an easy win with its hoops championship action, though due to the nature of live sports, the below fast-national Nielsen numbers should be considered subject to significant adjustment.
ABC was first in ratings with a 3.1 rating/15 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 9.2 million, according to preliminary numbers. At 8 p.m., the “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” primetime special had a 1.9/10 and 7 million viewers. At 8:30, “NBA Countdown” landed a 2.0/10 and 6.4 million viewers. The game tipped off at 9, pulling up the evening’s averages.
NBC was second in ratings with a 0.7/4 and in viewers with 3.9 million. “American Ninja Warrior” at 8 got a 0.9/4 and 4.3 million viewers “The InBetween” at 10 received a 0.5/2 and 3.1 million viewers.
Fox was third in ratings with a 0.6/3 and fourth in viewers with 2.3 million. “MasterChef” at 8 had a 0.7/4 and 2.7 million viewers. At 9, “Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back” got a 0.6/3 and 2 million viewers.
CBS and Telemundo tied for fourth in ratings, both with a 0.5. CBS had a 3 share, Telemundo got a 2 share. CBS was third in total viewers with 3.6 million, Telemundo was fifth with 1.3 million.
For CBS, “The Amazing Race” at 8 had a 0.8/4 and 4.7 million viewers. Reruns followed.
Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 1 million.
The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 594,000. “My Last Days” at 8 managed a 0.1/1 and 594,000 viewers. At 9, “Jane the Virgin” had a 0.2/1 and 594,000 viewers.