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Primetime Ratings: NBA Paces ABC to Win

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ABC won the Tuesday ratings race thanks to NBA action. Airing the Utah Jazz playing the Denver Nuggets, ABC posted a 0.9 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 6 share. In second was NBC at 0.6/4. 

ABC had basketball across its prime, both the NBA Countdown pregame and the game. 

NBC had America’s Got Talent for two hours at a flat 0.7 and the premiere of medical drama Transplant at 0.4. 

Univision rated a 0.4/3 and CBS a 0.4/2. On Univision, La Rosa de Guadalupe, Medicos and Dulce Ambicion all got a 0.4. La Rosa and Dulce Ambicion gained a tenth and Medicos was flat. 

On CBS, an NCIS rerun led into Love Island which was up 33% for a 0.4. An FBI: Most Wanted repeat followed. 

Telemundo did a 0.3/2 and Fox a 0.2/1. Telemundo had Exatlon Estados Unidos at a flat 0.4 and the premiere of Todo Por Mi Hija at 0.3. Enemigo Intimo 2 lost 33% for a 0.2.

Fox had repeats of Hell’s Kitchen and Prodigal Son

The CW got a 0.1/0. Dead Pixels and Tell Me a Story both got a flat 0.1. 

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.