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NBA Finals Leads ABC to Midweek Overnight Victory

The Alphabet Net Beats the 4 Competing Networks Combined

What follows are the metered market (overnight) results in households by network and by half-hour for Wednesday, June 8:

Household Rating/Share
ABC: 9.0/16, NBC: 3.2/ 5, CBS: 2.5/ 4, Fox: 2.4/ 4, CW: 0.6/ 1

Percent Change From the Year-Ago Evening:
ABC: +210, NBC: +39, Fox: -11, CW: -14, CBS: -26

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 2.9/ 5 (#2t)
CBS – “Undercover Boss” (R): 2.3/ 4 (#4)
NBC – “American Ninja Warrior”: 3.2/ 6 (#1)
Fox – “MasterChef”: 2.9/ 5 (#2t)
CW – “Arrow” (R): 0.7/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “NBA Countdown”: 3.9/ 7 (#1)
CBS – “Undercover Boss” (R): 2.3/ 4 (#4)
NBC – “American Ninja Warrior”: 3.4/ 6 (#2)
Fox – “MasterChef”: 3.0/ 5 (#3)
CW – “Arrow” (R): 0.6/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “NBA Finals” (Golden State Warriors at Cleveland Cavaliers, game 3): 9.7/17 (#1)
CBS – “Criminal Minds” (R): 2.7/ 4 (#3)
NBC – “American Ninja Warrior”: 3.5/ 6 (#2)
Fox – “Wayward Pines”: 1.8/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Supernatural” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “NBA Finals” (Golden State Warriors at Cleveland Cavaliers, game 3): 12.3/20 (#1)
CBS – “Criminal Minds” (R): 2.8/ 5 (#3)
NBC – “American Ninja Warrior”: 3.5/ 6 (#2)
Fox – “Wayward Pines”: 1.7/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Supernatural” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “NBA Finals” (Golden State Warriors at Cleveland Cavaliers, game 3): 12.3/20 (#1)
CBS – “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” (R): 2.5/ 4 (#3)
NBC – “The Night Shift”: 2.8/ 5 (#2)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “NBA Finals” (Golden State Warriors at Cleveland Cavaliers, game 3): 13.0/22 (#1)
CBS – “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” (R): 2.3/ 4 (#3)
NBC – “The Night Shift”: 2.8/ 5 (#2)

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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    • Wayward did face the NBA Finals and the summer has lower standards for positives but yeah, it still is not all that impressive. Its previous telecasts weren’t great ratings performances either.

      • Absolutely right, “it is still not impressive.” I was hoping for better ratings. Oh, well.