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What follows are the fast affiliate results for Thursday, June 2 broken out by network and by each half-hour. Keep in mind that results on ABC last night are estimated due to the live nature of the programming.

-Total Viewers:

ABC: 13.40 million, CBS: 5.05, Fox: 3.29, NBC: 2.37, CW: 821,000

-Adults 18-49:
ABC: 5.0 rating/18 share, CBS: 1.0/ 3, Fox: 0.8/ 3, NBC: 0.5/ 2, CW: 0.2/ 1

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8:00 p.m.
ABC – Jimmy Kimmel Live
Viewers: 9.17 million (#1), A18-49: 2.9/12 (#1)

CBS – The Big Bang Theory (R)
Viewers: 7.69 million (#1), A18-49: 1.5/ 6 (#2)

NBC – Strong (series finale)
Viewers: 2.78 million (#4), A18-49: 0.6/ 3 (#4)

Fox – Bones
Viewers: 4.46 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 4 (#3)

CW – D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow (R)
Viewers: 813,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – NBA Countdown
Viewers: 8.90 million (#1), A18-49: 3.1/12 (#1)

CBS – Life in Pieces (R)
Viewers: 5.64 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 5 (#2)

NBC – Strong (series finale)
Viewers: 2.51 million (#4), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#4)

Fox – Bones
Viewers: 4.52 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#3)

CW – D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow (R)
Viewers: 807,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – 2016 NBA Finals (Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors)
Viewers: 13.59 million (#1), A18-49: 4.9/18 (#1)

CBS – Mom (R)
Viewers: 5.24 million (#2), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Game of Silence
Viewers: 2.23 million (#3), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#4)

Fox – American Grit
Viewers: 2.10 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#3)

CW – Beauty and the Beast (season premiere)
Viewers: 855,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – 2016 NBA Finals (Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors)
Viewers: 16.06 million (#1), A18-49: 6.1/21 (#1)

CBS – The Odd Couple (R)
Viewers: 4.25 million (#2), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#2)

NBC – Game of Silence
Viewers: 2.26 million (#3), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#4)

Fox – American Grit
Viewers: 2.07 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#3)

CW – Beauty and the Beast (season premiere)
Viewers: 808,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – 2016 NBA Finals (Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors)
Viewers: 15.97 million (#1), A18-49: 6.3/21 (#1)

CBS – Code Black (R)
Viewers: 3.73 million (#2), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#2)

NBC – Game of Silence
Viewers: 2.25 million (#3), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#3)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – 2016 NBA Finals (Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors)
Viewers: 16.70 million (#1), A18-49: 6.6/23 (#1)

CBS – Code Black (R)
Viewers: 3.73 million (#2), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#2)

NBC – Game of Silence
Viewers: 2.19 million (#3), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#3)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  1. “Strong” (0.6/3 in 18-49, 2.6 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET):

    · Finishes within 0.1 of last week in 18-49 (0.6 vs. 0.7)

    · Grows +3% week to week in total viewers (2.647 million vs. 2.567 million) to a five-week high (best since April 28, 2.655 million).

    · Also grows versus the prior week in women 25-54 (1.1 vs. 1.0) and retains 100% week to week in adults 25-54, men 25-54 andwomen 18-49.

    “Game of Silence” (0.4/2 in 18-49, 2.2 million viewers overall from 9-11 p.m. ET):

    · Competing against high-rated NBA Finals coverage on ABC, grows from its first hour to its second by 0.1 of a point or +25% (0.4 to 0.5).

    · Will increase substantially via time-shifting and VOD — “Game of Silence” has grown by +54% in adult 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (0.68 to 1.05) and more than 1.5 million persons in total viewers (3.4 million vs. 4.9 million).

    In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday Night:

    · In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 1.8/5 with an encore telecast; “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” 1.6/4 with an encore; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 2.7/8, delayed by an NBA Finals overrun.

    · In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 0.6/3 with an encore; “Late Show,” 0.2/1 with an encore; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.5/9, delayed by an NBA Finals overrun.

    · From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline,” delayed by an NBA Finals overrun, averaged a 1.9/7 in metered-market households and a 0.9/7 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

    · From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore) tied CBS’s “Late Late Show” (0.8/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.3/2 in 18-49 with an encore) topped “Late Late Show” (0.2/1 with an encore).

    · At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.5/2 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

    NOTE: Primetime results are based on “fast affiliate time period” data from Nielsen Media Research. All ratings are “live plus same day” unless otherwise indicated.