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Wednesday Final Nationals: Warriors-Cavaliers on ABC Posts 19-Year High in NBA Finals Game 3 Total Viewership

ABC was the clear Wednesday night winner in all key figures. In prime time, the network averaged 14.13 million viewers, with a 4.9 rating/21 share in adults 18-49 and a 5.3 rating/18 share in adults 25-54.

Game 3 was a competitive contest between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the again-victorious Golden State Warriors in the “2017 NBA Finals”. It saw increases of +21 percent from last year’s Golden State-Cleveland Game 3 (16.47 million viewers from June 8, 2016), +7 percent from the Golden State-Cleveland Game 3 of two years ago (18.77 million viewers from June 9, 2015) and +35 percent from San Antonio-Miami in 2014 (14.8 million viewers from June 10, 2014).

Warriors-Cavaliers Game 3 this year registered the largest TV-only viewership for a third Finals game since L.A. Lakers-Philadelphia on NBC in 2001 (20.3 million viewers). When factoring streaming — ESPN reported an additional 440,700 viewers tuned in — Game 3 reached a 19-year best (since Utah-Chicago on NBC June 7, 1998: 25.7 million viewers).

The broadcast drew a 35.3 in the Cleveland market and a 32.7 in the San Francisco-Oakland market. The rest of the top 10 local markets include: Columbus (20.6); Memphis (19.4); Atlanta (18.6); Miami (17.8); Sacramento (17.1); Richmond (16.3); Charlotte (15.1); Birmingham (14.8).

Through the first 3 games of the NBA Finals, ratings on ABC are up 10 percent in total viewers (19.5 million), +8 percent in the 18-49 demo (7.1) and +5 percent in households (10.7).

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Wednesday, June 7, 2017
ABC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 8.1/15 14130 4.9/21 5.3/18
8:00 Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night (s) 251 92 2.6/5 4071 0.9/6 1.1/6 1.3/5
8:31 NBA Countdown (s) 249 92 3.5/7 5488 1.4/9 1.7/8 2.0/7
8:59 2017 NBA Finals Game 3: Golden State @ Cleveland (s) (thru 11:53) 251 93 11.3/21 20048 6.7/33 7.2/28 7.7/25
CBS PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.1/6 4689 0.3/2 0.6/2.5 0.9/3
8:00 NCIS: New Orleans (rs) 253 93 3.4/7 5131 0.3/2 0.6/3 0.9/3
9:00 Criminal Minds (r) 253 93 3.2/6 4734 0.3/2 0.7/3 1.0/3
10:00 Code Black (r) 253 93 2.8/5 4204 0.2/1 0.6/2 0.9/3
NBC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.6/5 3957 0.4/2 0.7/3 1.0/3
8:00 Little Big Shots 245 92 4.4/8 7035 0.6/3 1.1/5 1.6/6
9:00 The Carmichael Show 245 92 2.4/4 3726 0.4/2 0.8/3 1.0/3
9:30 Superstore (r) 245 92 1.5/3 2231 0.2/1 0.5/2 0.7/2
10:00 This Is Us (r) 244 93 1.3/3 1859 0.2/1 0.4/1 0.5/2
Fox PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 1.7/3 2779 0.5/3 0.8/3 1.0/3.5
8:00 MasterChef 258 93 2.0/4 3190 0.5/3 0.9/4 1.2/4
9:00 The F Word with Gordon Ramsay 258 93 1.4/3 2367 0.5/2 0.7/3 0.9/3
CW PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.4/1 668 0.1/1 0.2/1 0.3/1
8:00 Arrow (r) 246 83 0.4/1 675 0.1/1 0.2/1 0.3/1
9:00 D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow (r) 246 83 0.4/1 661 0.1/1 0.2/1 0.3/1
Univision PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.0/2 1599 0.6/2
7:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 0.9/2 1749 0.6/3
8:00 La Reina de la Cancion 1.0/2 1530 0.6/2
9:00 La Doble Vida de Estela Carrillo 1.0/2 1643 0.6/2
10:03 La Piloto 0.9/2 1624 0.6/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.4/1 764 0.3/1
7:00 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos (r) 0.4/1 627 0.2/1
7:57 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos 0.7/1 1260 0.4/2
9:00 La Candidata 0.3/1 583 0.2/1
9:59 El Bienamado 0.2/0 433 0.2/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average (preliminary) 0.5/1 910 0.2/1 0.3/1
8:00 El Capo (preliminary) 0.6/1 918 0.2/1 0.3/-
9:00 La Querida del Centauro (preliminary) 0.5/1 924 0.2/1 0.4/1
10:00 La Querida del Centauro (preliminary) 0.5/1 888 0.2/1 0.3/1

Note: All of this date’s Telemundo data are based on preliminary figures.

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Wednesday 6/07/17

Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.7/5
Men 18-34: 1.1/8
Women 18-49: 0.9/5
Men 18-49: 1.3/7

NBA Countdown” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.0/6
Men 18-34: 1.8/12
Women 18-49: 1.2/5
Men 18-49: 2.2/11

2017 NBA Finals Game 3: Golden State Warriors @ Cleveland Cavaliers” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 4.7/23
Men 18-34: 8.7/43
Women 18-49: 5.3/21
Men 18-49: 9.1/36

Little Big Shots” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.7/4
Men 18-34: 0.4/3
Women 18-49: 1.3/6
Men 18-49: 0.9/4

The Carmichael Show” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.5/3
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 0.9/4
Men 18-49: 0.6/2

MasterChef” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/3
Women 18-49: 1.0/4
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

The F Word with Gordon Ramsay” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.5/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 0.8/3
Men 18-49: 0.6/3

Fargo” (FX)
0.74 household rating
1.144 million viewers
0.28 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.13
Men 18-34: 0.24
Women 18-49: 0.20
Men 18-49: 0.36

Cable Rankings – Wednesday 6/07/17
What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Wednesday, June 7:

* Vwrs = Viewers in thousands; V-No. = Prime time rank in viewers; D-No. = Prime time rank in demo (adults 18-49)
V-No.* D-No.* Program Net Start Dur Vwrs* A1849
46 84 STORAGE WARS A&E 8:30 PM 30 799 0.14
27 50 STORAGE WARS A&E 9:00 PM 31 1090 0.20
23 41 STORAGE WARS A&E 9:31 PM 30 1142 0.22
45 66 STORAGE WARS CA A&E 10:01 PM 31 806 0.17
52 66 STORAGE WARS CA A&E 10:32 PM 31 721 0.17
58 38 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 686 0.23
55 20 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 8:30 PM 30 711 0.29
36 12 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:00 PM 30 948 0.38
34 8 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 9:30 PM 30 1002 0.44
23 6 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1142 0.54
17 4 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1286 0.61
91 70 BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK: BOYZ N THE HOOD BET 7:25 PM 155 370 0.16
73 70 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 524 0.16
12 5 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 1610 0.55
60 58 THEN AND NOW W/ANDY COHEN BRAVO 10:00 PM 60 638 0.19
89 49 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:00 PM 30 384 0.21
79 41 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:30 PM 30 448 0.22
83 41 SOUTH PARK CMDY 9:00 PM 30 414 0.22
86 41 SOUTH PARK CMDY 9:30 PM 30 410 0.22
84 34 SOUTH PARK CMDY 10:00 PM 30 413 0.24
81 38 SOUTH PARK CMDY 10:30 PM 30 429 0.23
32 16 CMT MUSIC AWARDS (0.63 HH, 0.25 A18-34) CMT 8:00 PM 153 1034 0.32
14 18 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 1467 0.31
20 34 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 1178 0.24
19 50 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 1255 0.20
66 97 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 8:00 PM 60 584 0.13
31 50 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 9:00 PM 61 1036 0.20
47 84 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 10:01 PM 60 775 0.14
50 58 PJ MASKS DISJR 8:00 PM 25 738 0.19
39 84 LIV AND MADDIE DSNY 9:00 PM 30 892 0.14
37 84 LIV AND MADDIE DSNY 9:30 PM 30 921 0.14
40 77 K.C. UNDERCOVER DSNY 10:00 PM 30 877 0.15
42 84 K.C. UNDERCOVER DSNY 10:30 PM 30 836 0.14
53 41 HOLLYWOOD MEDIUM E! 8:00 PM 60 718 0.22
82 84 HOLLYWOOD MEDIUM E! 10:00 PM 60 420 0.14
41 15 NBA: THE JUMP (0.54 HH, 0.30 A18-34) ESPN 8:00 PM 30 856 0.34
69 50 CUTTHROAT KITCHEN FOOD 8:00 PM 60 540 0.20
68 50 CUTTHROAT KITCHEN FOOD 9:00 PM 60 566 0.20
54 41 COOKS VS. CONS FOOD 10:00 PM 60 716 0.22
2 25 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 2923 0.27
4 29 THE FIVE FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 2438 0.25
3 29 HANNITY FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 2559 0.25
64 41 BIG SCREEN MOVIE FRFM 7:15 PM 225 592 0.22
28 19 FX MOVIE PRIME: LUCY FX 7:59 PM 121 1083 0.30
22 24 FARGO FX 10:00 PM 70 1144 0.28
65 97 LAST MAN STANDING HALL 8:00 PM 30 589 0.13
61 84 LAST MAN STANDING HALL 8:30 PM 30 632 0.14
75 84 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:00 PM 30 504 0.14
63 58 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:30 PM 30 598 0.19
29 25 PROPERTY BROTHERS HGTV 8:00 PM 60 1076 0.27
10 16 BROTHER VS BROTHER HGTV 9:00 PM 60 1780 0.32
13 29 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1492 0.25
15 41 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1424 0.22
35 62 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 8:00 PM 60 953 0.18
18 34 AMERICAN PICKERS: BEST OF HIST 9:00 PM 63 1283 0.24
33 50 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 10:03 PM 60 1006 0.20
44 58 SEE NO EVIL ID 8:00 PM 60 812 0.19
30 25 HEAR NO EVIL ID 9:00 PM 60 1059 0.27
25 20 REASONABLE DOUBT ID 10:00 PM 60 1114 0.29
74 77 LW LA: A LITTLE EXTRA LIF 8:00 PM 60 506 0.15
26 13 LITTLE WOMEN LA LIF 9:00 PM 62 1096 0.36
43 20 LWATL: MONIE GETS MARRIED LIF 10:02 PM 60 827 0.29
8 20 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 2034 0.29
1 9 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 3087 0.43
5 13 LAST WORD W/ L. O’DONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 2406 0.36
76 29 CATFISH UNTOLD S6A P2 MTV 8:00 PM 61 487 0.25
90 62 FEAR FACTOR MTV MTV 9:01 PM 60 371 0.18
95 62 TRUE LIFE MTV 10:01 PM 61 327 0.18
51 70 CMT MUSIC AWARDS (0.47 HH, 0.14 A18-34) NICK 8:00 PM 60 729 0.16
59 50 CMT MUSIC AWARDS (0.46 HH, 0.19 A18-34) NAN 9:00 PM 93 683 0.20
71 50 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:33 PM 30 534 0.20
49 77 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:30 PM 30 748 0.15
48 84 PAW PATROL NKJR 10:00 PM 24 772 0.14
72 62 CMT MUSIC AWARDS (0.33 HH, 0.11 A18-34) SPIKE 8:00 PM 153 529 0.18
67 77 SYFY MOVIE: THE SCORPION KING SYFY 8:00 PM 120 572 0.15
80 84 SYFY MOVIE: THE SCORPION KING SYFY 10:00 PM 120 435 0.14
16 9 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:00 PM 30 1303 0.43
11 6 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:30 PM 30 1630 0.54
9 3 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 1898 0.64
7 2 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 2044 0.71
6 1 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:00 PM 30 2172 0.76
21 11 FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBS 10:30 PM 30 1146 0.40
78 97 MY 600-LB LIFE TLC 9:00 PM 120 471 0.13
55 38 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES: TYLER PERRY’S I CAN DO BAD ALL BY MYSELF TNT 8:00 PM 120 711 0.23
57 29 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES: TYLER PERRY’S MADEA’S BIG HAPPY FAMILY TNT 10:00 PM 120 691 0.25
77 97 EXPEDITION UNKNOWN TRAV 8:00 PM 60 477 0.13
38 28 EXPEDITION UNKNOWN TRAV 9:00 PM 60 920 0.26
88 77 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:00 PM 30 388 0.15
87 77 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:30 PM 30 407 0.15
100 84 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:00 PM 30 293 0.14
94 70 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:30 PM 30 339 0.16
97 70 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:00 PM 30 321 0.16
99 70 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:30 PM 30 311 0.16
69 34 MOVIE, USA: LITTLE FOCKERS USA 7:00 PM 120 540 0.24
62 66 BIG STAR LITTLE STAR USA 9:00 PM 60 619 0.17
85 84 MODERN FAMILY USA 10:30 PM 30 412 0.14
98 77 BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO 2 VH1 8:00 PM 63 318 0.15
92 66 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA 6 VH1 9:03 PM 62 352 0.17
96 70 R&R PICTURE SHOWS: STEP UP VH1 10:05 PM 147 324 0.16
93 84 MOVIE: THE NOTEBOOK WETV 10:00 PM 180 346 0.14

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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Written by Douglas Pucci

Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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  • moshane58

    Not a basketball fan. And differently not an ABC fan after slapping soap fans in the face. Hopefully the other networks will get something going..

  • Sumi K

    What are the ratings for Thundermans on Nickelodeon at 7:30PM please? And what are Friends ratings at 11PM-12AM on Nick at Nite? Thanks

    • Thundermans (Nickelodeon, 6/07 7:30-8:00 p.m.)
      – 1.205 million viewers
      – 0.22 adults 18-49 rating

      Friends (Nick-at-Nite, 6/07 11:03-11:34 p.m.)
      – 614,000 viewers
      – 0.26 adults 18-49 rating

      Friends (Nick-at-Nite, 6/07 11:34 p.m.-12:04 a.m.)
      – 716,000 viewers
      – 0.31 adults 18-49 rating

  • Eric N

    SpongeBob and Alvinnn!!! 3-4:30pm please?

    • Spongebob (Nickelodeon, 6/07 3:00-3:30 p.m.)
      – 1.150 million viewers
      – 0.26 adults 18-49 rating

      Spongebob (Nickelodeon, 6/07 3:30-4:00 p.m.)
      – 1.334 million viewers
      – 0.30 adults 18-49 rating

      Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks (Nickelodeon, 6/07 4:00-4:30 p.m.)
      – 1.269 million viewers
      – 0.26 adults 18-49 rating