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NBA Finals Lifts ABC to a Significant Wednesday Overnight Victory

Fox's 'The F World with Gordon Ramsay' Slips in Week Two

What follows are the metered market (overnight) results in households by network and by half-hour for Wednesday, June 7, 2017:

Household Rating/Share
ABC: 9.6/17, CBS: 3.0/ 5, NBC: 2.7/ 5, Fox: 2.0/ 3, CW: 0.5/ 1
-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
CBS: +20, ABC: + 5, NBC: -16, Fox and CW: -17 each

-Ratings Breakdown:
Game three of the “NBA Finals” (Golden State Warriors 118, Cleveland Cavaliers 113) lifted ABC to a significant Wednesday overnight victory with an estimated 12.9 rating/23 share in households in primetime (from 9-11 p.m. ET). The end time for the game was 11:53 p.m. ET. One year earlier, the NBA match-ups scored a 12.0/20 in the metered markets, which gives last night’s game an eight percent overnight advantage. As a reminder, results for any live sporting event are always approximate.

Earlier in the evening on ABC was “Jimmy Kimmel Live” at a 3.4/ 6 (#2) in the 8 p.m. half-hour into a 4.2/ 8 (#2) for the “NBA Countdown,” which are also both estimated.

In week two news, Fox’s “The F Word with Gordon Ramsey” took a hit opposite the “NBA Finals,” with a fourth-place 1.6/ 3 in the 9 p.m. hour. Comparably, that was 30 percent below the 2.3/ 4 one week earlier, which translated into 3.33 million viewers and a 1.0 rating/4 share in adults 18-49, based on the Live + Same Day data. It also slipped by 30 percent from lead-in “MasterChef” (#4: 2.3/ 4 at 8 p.m.).

On NBC, relocated “Little Big Shot” opened the night with a dominant 4.5/ 8 at 8 p.m., leading into a 2.6/ 4 (#3) for sitcom “The Carmichael Show,” which continues to tackle serious issues. Next was an encore telecast of “Superstore” at 9:30 p.m. (#3: 1.6/ 3) into a 1.4/ 2 for a repeat of “This Is Us” at 10 p.m.

Elsewhere, CBS populated the evening with encore broadcasts of “NCIS: New Orleans” (#3: 3.3/ 6), “Criminal Minds” (#2: 3.1/ 5) and “Code Black” (#1: 2.7/ 5). And The CW aired repeats of “Arrow” and “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow,” which each scored a 0.5/ 1. As a reminder, “Arrow” moves into the Thursday 9 p.m. hour out of “Supernatural” next fall. And “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” is scheduled in the Tuesday 9 p.m. hour out of “The Flash.”

What follows are the household overnight results for June 7 by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 3.4/ 6 (#2)
CBS – “NCIS: New Orleans” (R): 3.3/ 6 (#3)
NBC – “Little Big Shots”: 4.3/ 6 (#1)
Fox – “MasterChef”: 2.4/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Arrow” (R): 0.6/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – NBA Countdown” 4.2/ 8 (#2)
CBS – “NCIS: New Orleans” (R): 3.4/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “Little Big Shots”: 4.7/ 8 (#1)
Fox – “MasterChef”: 2.3/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Arrow” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “NBA Finals” (Game 3): 10.1/18 (#1)
CBS – “Criminal Minds” (R): 3.0/ 5 (#2)
NBC – “The Carmichael Show”: 2.6/ 4 (#3)
Fox – “The F World with Gordon Ramsay”: 1.7/ 3 (#4)
CW – “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “NBA Finals” (Game 3): 12.8/22 (#1)
CBS – “Criminal Minds” (R): 3.1/ 5 (#2)
NBC – “Superstore” (R): 1.6/ 3 (#3)
Fox – “The F World with Gordon Ramsay”: 1.5/ 3 (#4)
CW – “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “NBA Finals” (Game 3): 13.7/23 (#1)
CBS – “Code Black” (R): 2.7/ 5 (#1)
NBC – “This Is Us” (R): 1.4/ 2 (#2)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “NBA Finals” (Game 3): 13.4/24 (#1)
CBS – “Code Black” (R): 2.7/ 5 (#1)
NBC – “This Is Us” (R): 1.4/ 2 (#2)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “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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