Primetime Ratings: ABC Rolls as Raptors Off Warriors
The Raptors won the NBA championship, and led ABC to the Thursday ratings title, game six giving the network a 4.2 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 20 share. That beat CBS, at 0.6/3, by a mile.
Fox did a 0.5/2 and Telemundo a 0.4/2.
NBC and Univision both rated a 0.3/2.
The CW did a 0.2/1.
On ABC, Jimmy Kimmel Live got a 2.6 and NBA Countdown a 3.2. The game itself, Raptors versus Warriors, rated a 4.9. Game five on June 10 saw Kimmel at 2.7 and Countdown at 2.9, then the game at 5.2.
CBS had comedy repeats and a new Life in Pieces at 0.6, then Elementary at 0.5, both flat.
Fox had the U.S. Open Golf Championship at 0.5.
On Telemundo, Betty en NY did a 0.5 and La Reina del Sur a 0.6, both level.
NBC had comedy repeats, then the season finales for AP Bio and Abby’s, both at 0.3. Last time on, AP Bio did a 0.4 and Abby’s a 0.4 and 0.3 in a double run.
The CW had iZombie at 0.2 and In the Dark at 0.1, both shows flat.
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Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.