Game Four of The 2015 NBA Finals continued to attract the masses.
Tying up the series, the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers continue to give ABC huge year-over-year gains.
Thursday's Game Four, the most-watched and highest-rated in over a decade, hauled in 19.9 million total Live+SD viewers, and an impressive 7.6 rating among adults 18-49, up three-tenths from the previous game. It was also up 1.1 million total viewers from the previous game. Game Four was obviously the #1 program of the evening, and no telecast was anywhere close.
After the 1.4 rating hauled in by Jimmy Kimmel Live! in primetime, there was a four-way tie for #2 entertainment series of the night. Fox had a slightly-boosted season finale of Bones (1.2), up one-tenth from the previous Thursday, and Wayward Pines (1.2), which also moved up a tenth. NBC’s Dateline Thursday and an Odd Couple repeat on CBS also grabbed 1.2 in P 18-49.
Telenovelas traditionally take off during the summer months, and 2015 has proved no exception. The Telemundo novela el Senor de los Cielos (1.1) improved by one-tenth in the core demo. Univision’s duo of Lo Imperdonable and Amores Con Trampa also earned 1.1.
Over on NBC, Aquarius, still streaming its entire season, was a steady .8 rating with adults 18-49 on NBC — but Hannibal logged a series low, falling two-tenths of a point to a .5 in the demo and only 1.7 million total Live+SD viewers.
On Cable, a two-hour episode of Thursday Night Smackdown on Syfy was the #1 original of the evening, hauling in a .7 in the demo, up one-tenth from the previous Thursday. Braxton Family Values on WE tv pulled a steady .5 rating, good enough to finish as the #2 original on cable.
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