Primetime Ratings: ABC Scores on NBA Finals

ABC rolled to an easy win Sunday with Game 2 of the NBA Finals, rating a 4.9 in adults 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and an 18 share. The Jimmy Kimmel pre-game did a 2.7, up 8% from its Game 1 score. The game itself, which saw the Golden State Warriors jump out to a 2-0 lead against the Cleveland Cavaliers, rated a 5.7. Game 1 did a 5.9.

NBC was next at 1.0/4. The premiere of Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly scored a 0.8, with 6.1 million viewers. American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. the World did a 1.1 from 8-11.   

Fox, in repeats, was at 0.5/2.

CBS was at 0.4/2. 60 Minutes did a 0.6/3 and was followed by repeats.

Among Spanish-language networks, Univision had a 0.4/2 and Telemundo a 0.3/1.

Michael Malone

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.