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Monday Final Nationals: ABC Earns 11-Year Monday-High in Adults 18-49 with Cavaliers-Warriors NBA Finals Game 5

It was all about ABC on Monday night. In adults 18-49 (6.2 rating/24 share from 8-11 p.m.), the network scored its highest-rated Monday in 11 years – since the 2-hour second season finale of “Grey’s Anatomy” on May 15, 2006.

Monday’s “2017 NBA Finals” Game 5 broadcast on ABC generated a total live audience of 25.003 million average viewers, making it the most-watched Game 5 since June 12, 1998 (Utah-Chicago on NBC: 30.6 million). It peaked with 29.525 million viewers at 11:30 p.m. ET.

It was up 20 percent from 20.908 million for Game 5 in 2016 (June 13, 2016). 24.466 million viewers tuned in on ABC-TV along with 537,000 viewers via streaming.

In the San Francisco-Oakland market, the Game 5 broadcast delivered a 39.6 metered market rating and in the Cleveland market it generated a 37.1 rating. The other top local markets include: Columbus (23.3); Sacramento (21.2); Atlanta (21.0); Miami (20.6); Memphis (20.1); Los Angeles (19.1); Chicago (18.6); Richmond (17.7).

The five-game series averaged a total live audience (television plus streaming) of 20.84 million viewers, up 1 percent from 20.578 million viewers for the 2016 seven-game series. For the third consecutive year, Warriors-Cavaliers delivered the best NBA Finals viewer average since the average of 29.04 million who watched NBC’s 6-game 1998 NBA Finals (Chicago-Utah; Michael Jordan’s final championship of his playing career).

On television, the series averaged 20,406,000 plus an average minute streaming audience of 434,000 viewers.

(Sources: ESPN [1], [2])

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Monday, June 12, 2017
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 9.7/18 17290 6.2/24 6.6/22
8:00 Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night (s) 251 93 3.0/6 4745 0.9/6 1.2/6 1.5/6
8:31 NBA Countdown (s) 249 93 4.2/8 6800 1.9/11 2.2/10 2.5/9
8:59 2017 NBA Finals Game 5: Cleveland @ Golden State (s) (thru 11:51) 250 93 13.5/25 24466 8.3/37 9.0/33 9.6/30
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.5/5 3803 0.2/1 0.5/2 0.9/3
8:00 Kevin Can Wait (r) 254 93 2.7/5 4073 0.3/2 0.7/3 1.0/4
8:30 Man with a Plan (r) 254 93 2.6/5 3910 0.2/1 0.7/3 1.0/3
9:00 Mom (r) 254 93 2.8/5 4151 0.2/1 0.6/2 1.0/3
9:30 Life in Pieces (r) 254 93 2.5/4 3589 0.2/1 0.5/2 0.8/2
10:00 Scorpion (r) 254 93 2.3/4 3548 0.2/1 0.4/2 0.7/2
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.7/5 4725 0.6/3 1.2/4.5 1.6/5
8:00 American Ninja Warrior (p) 245 93 3.1/6 5361 0.7/3 1.4/5 1.8/6
10:00 Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge (p) 245 93 2.0/4 3454 0.5/2 0.9/3 1.2/4
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 1.9/3 3092 0.5/3 0.8/3 1.0/3
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance (p) 258 93 2.2/4 3559 0.6/3 0.9/4 1.1/4
9:01 Superhuman (p) 258 93 1.6/3 2610 0.4/2 0.7/2 0.9/3
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.6/1 973 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.3/1
8:00 Supergirl (r) 247 88 0.7/1 1010 0.2/1 0.2/1 0.3/1
9:00 Whose Line Is It Anyway? 248 89 0.6/1 948 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.3/1
9:30 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (r) 248 89 0.6/1 923 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.3/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.9/2 1517 0.5/2
7:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 0.8/2 1476 0.5/2
8:00 La Reina de la Cancion 0.8/2 1416 0.4/2
9:00 La Doble Vida de Estela Carrillo 0.9/2 1624 0.5/2
10:03 La Piloto 0.9/2 1506 0.5/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.4/1 744 0.3/1
7:00 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos (r) 0.4/1 782 0.2/1
7:59 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos 0.7/1 1388 0.5/2
9:00 La Candidata 0.3/1 522 0.2/1
9:59 El Bienamado 0.2/0 319 0.1/0
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average (preliminary) 0.6/1 1007 0.3/1 0.4/1
8:00 El Capo (preliminary) 0.5/1 956 0.2/1 0.3/1
9:00 La Querida del Centauro (preliminary) 0.6/1 982 0.3/1 0.4/1
10:00 La Querida del Centauro (preliminary) 0.6/1 1083 0.3/1 0.4/2

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

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Monday 6/12/17

Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.8/5
Men 18-34: 1.0/7
Women 18-49: 1.1/5
Men 18-49: 1.3/7

NBA Countdown” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.5/8
Men 18-34: 2.3/15
Women 18-49: 1.7/7
Men 18-49: 2.8/13

2017 NBA Finals Game 5: Cleveland Cavaliers @ Golden State Warriors” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 6.3/28
Men 18-34: 10.3/46
Women 18-49: 6.9/25
Men 18-49: 11.2/40

American Ninja Warrior” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.8/4
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.5/5
Men 18-49: 1.3/5

Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.0/4
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

So You Think You Can Dance” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.8/4
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.2/5
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

Superhuman” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 0.8/3
Men 18-49: 0.6/2

Whose Line Is It Anyway?” (CW, 9:00)
Women 18-34: 0.2/1
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.3/1
Men 18-49: 0.2/1

Better Call Saul” (AMC)
0.92 household rating
1.472 million viewers
0.45 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.26
Men 18-34: 0.41
Women 18-49: 0.34
Men 18-49: 0.56

Daytime Divas” (VH1)
0.65 household rating
1.021 million viewers
0.41 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.68
Men 18-34: 0.14
Women 18-49: 0.61
Men 18-49: 0.21

Cable Rankings – Monday 6/12/17
What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Monday, June 12:

* 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
87 73 THE FIRST 48 A&E 8:00 PM 60 513 0.16
74 66 BEHIND BARS: WOMEN UNCHAINED A&E 9:00 PM 122 615 0.18
82 47 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 549 0.23
71 26 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 8:30 PM 30 660 0.30
60 22 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:00 PM 30 733 0.32
39 16 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 9:30 PM 30 935 0.41
36 11 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1001 0.45
28 6 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1173 0.53
17 11 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 10:00 PM 67 1472 0.45
93 97 KEVIN HART: LET ME EXPLAIN BET 8:00 PM 125 339 0.13
91 73 SOUTHERN CHARM BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 469 0.16
25 13 SOUTHERN CHARM BRAVO 9:00 PM 61 1262 0.43
72 57 SOUTHERN CHARM SAVANNAH BRAVO 10:01 PM 60 657 0.20
95 83 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:00 PM 30 328 0.15
96 83 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:30 PM 30 324 0.15
23 47 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 1308 0.23
30 47 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 1105 0.23
41 57 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 929 0.20
59 34 STREET OUTLAWS DISC 8:00 PM 60 753 0.26
31 18 STREET OUTLAWS SPECIAL DISC 9:00 PM 61 1061 0.40
54 27 VEGAS RAT RODS DISC 10:01 PM 61 804 0.29
58 63 PJ MASKS DISJR 8:00 PM 25 762 0.19
65 66 SOFIA THE FIRST DISJR 8:30 PM 25 698 0.18
67 73 SOFIA THE FIRST DISJR 8:55 PM 25 692 0.16
68 73 MICKEY AND THE ROADSTER DISJR 9:20 PM 25 666 0.16
80 91 LION GUARD DISJR 9:45 PM 25 552 0.14
65 97 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE DSNY 8:00 PM 30 698 0.13
60 97 ANDI MACK DSNY 8:30 PM 25 733 0.13
49 83 LIV AND MADDIE DSNY 9:00 PM 30 859 0.15
53 83 LIV AND MADDIE DSNY 9:30 PM 30 819 0.15
56 73 TANGLED: THE SERIES DSNY 10:00 PM 30 785 0.16
57 83 TANGLED: THE SERIES DSNY 10:30 PM 30 779 0.15
92 66 KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS E! 10:01 PM 61 358 0.18
34 8 NBA PRE-GAME (0.65 HH, 0.43 A18-34) ESPN 8:00 PM 30 1004 0.48
97 83 E:60 ESPN 8:30 PM 60 305 0.15
55 55 KIDS BBQ CHAMPION 2 FOOD 8:00 PM 60 793 0.21
63 57 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 60 711 0.20
64 51 INCREDIBLE EDIBLE AMERICA FOOD 10:00 PM 30 708 0.22
76 57 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 10:30 PM 30 585 0.20
1 28 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 2829 0.28
8 51 THE FIVE FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 2198 0.22
6 57 HANNITY FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 2464 0.20
83 55 SHADOWHUNTERS FRFM 8:00 PM 61 548 0.21
87 71 FX MOVIE PRIME: THE WOLVERINE FX 8:00 PM 180 513 0.17
69 83 LAST MAN STANDING HALL 8:00 PM 30 665 0.15
62 83 LAST MAN STANDING HALL 8:30 PM 30 713 0.15
77 91 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:00 PM 30 583 0.14
70 73 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:30 PM 30 664 0.16
79 47 SUICIDE SQUAD HBO 8:00 PM 123 566 0.23
27 30 TINY HOUSE BIG LIVING HGTV 8:00 PM 30 1256 0.27
24 42 TINY HOUSE BIG LIVING HGTV 8:30 PM 30 1265 0.24
18 36 TINY HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 9:00 PM 30 1448 0.25
16 30 TINY HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 9:30 PM 30 1524 0.27
13 30 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1648 0.27
22 51 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1335 0.22
26 57 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 8:00 PM 60 1260 0.20
12 42 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 9:00 PM 63 1762 0.24
19 34 PAWN STARS HIST 10:03 PM 30 1395 0.26
21 36 PAWN STARS HIST 10:33 PM 30 1362 0.25
51 63 MURDER CALLS ID 8:00 PM 60 840 0.19
37 51 MURDER CALLS ID 9:00 PM 60 995 0.22
33 36 REAL STORY W/ MARIA ELENA ID 10:00 PM 60 1016 0.25
81 91 MOVIE- ACQUIRED RPT: MOMMY’S LITTLE BOY LIF 8:00 PM 122 551 0.14
90 73 MOVIE- LOM RPT: MENENDEZ: BLOOD BROTHERS LIF 10:02 PM 120 497 0.16
10 42 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 1965 0.24
4 24 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 2588 0.31
9 36 LAST WORD W/ L. O’DONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 2179 0.25
35 6 TEEN MOM SEASON 6B MTV 9:00 PM 61 1003 0.53
94 73 MY SUPER SWEET 16 S10 MTV 10:01 PM 31 337 0.16
20 24 THUNDERMANS NICK 8:00 PM 30 1369 0.31
29 30 NICKY, RICKY, DICKY &DAWN NICK 8:30 PM 30 1168 0.27
48 42 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:00 PM 30 876 0.24
47 36 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 30 907 0.25
44 36 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 918 0.25
42 28 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 927 0.28
78 73 COPS SPIKE 8:00 PM 30 574 0.16
73 66 COPS SPIKE 8:30 PM 30 652 0.18
75 63 COPS (O) SPIKE 9:00 PM 30 597 0.19
85 73 COPS SPIKE 9:30 PM 30 540 0.16
84 71 COPS (O) SPIKE 10:00 PM 30 544 0.17
86 91 COPS SPIKE 10:30 PM 30 521 0.14
40 15 FAMILY GUY TBS 8:00 PM 30 932 0.42
38 9 FAMILY GUY TBS 8:30 PM 30 964 0.46
50 13 FAMILY GUY TBS 9:00 PM 30 851 0.43
52 18 FAMILY GUY TBS 9:30 PM 30 826 0.40
45 9 AMERICAN DAD TBS TBS 10:00 PM 30 909 0.46
89 42 ANGIE TRIBECA TBS 10:30 PM 30 508 0.24
15 20 COUNTING ON TLC 9:00 PM 62 1628 0.33
14 20 COUNTING ON TLC 10:02 PM 58 1633 0.33
42 22 HUNGER GAMES: MOCKING PT1 TNT 8:00 PM 150 927 0.32
100 97 IJ: INSIDE JOKES TRU 8:30 PM 30 270 0.13
99 91 IJ: INSIDE JOKES TRU 10:00 PM 30 272 0.14
98 91 IJ: INSIDE JOKES TRU 10:30 PM 30 286 0.14
45 66 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:30 PM 30 909 0.18
2 2 WWE RAW (1.67 HH, 0.65 A18-34) USA 8:00 PM 60 2769 0.93
5 3 WWE RAW (1.54 HH, 0.60 A18-34) USA 9:00 PM 60 2522 0.84
7 5 WWE RAW (1.42 HH, 0.60 A18-34) USA 10:00 PM 72 2335 0.81
3 1 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA 6 VH1 8:00 PM 60 2608 1.27
11 4 BASKETBALL WIVES 6 VH1 9:00 PM 60 1813 0.83
32 16 DAYTIME DIVAS VH1 10:00 PM 60 1021 0.41

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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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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      – 1.550 million viewers
      – 0.30 adults 18-49 rating

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      – 1.658 million viewers
      – 0.34 adults 18-49 rating