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NBA Finals Game 3 on ABC Wednesday Grows 17 Percent from Last Year

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Wednesday, June 7, 2017 broken out by network and by each half-hour:






Prime Averages
Network Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-49
13806 4.9/19
2755 0.8/3
3936 0.7/3
4670 0.6/2
701 0.2/1

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
8:00 PROGRAM Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-49
Jimmy Kimmel Game Night (s) 8938 2.5/12
NCIS: New Orleans (r) 5147 0.6/3
Little Big Shots 6535 1.1/5
MasterChef 3105 0.9/4
Arrow (r) 737 0.2/1
8:30 PROGRAM Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-49
NBA Countdown (s) 10040 3.2/13
NCIS: New Orleans (r) 5169 0.6/3
Little Big Shots 7265 1.1/5
MasterChef 3127 0.9/4
Arrow (r) 710 0.2/1
9:00 PROGRAM Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-49
NBA Finals Game 3: Golden State @ Cleveland (s) 13669 4.8/19
Criminal Minds (r) 4645 0.6/3
The Carmichael Show 3762 0.7/3
The F Word with Gordon Ramsay 2499 0.8/3
D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow (r) 684 0.2/1
9:30 PROGRAM Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-49
NBA Finals Game 3: Golden State @ Cleveland (s) 16351 6.0/22
Criminal Minds (r) 4678 0.7/2
Superstore (r) 2284 0.5/2
The F Word with Gordon Ramsay 2289 0.7/3
D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow (r) 673 0.2/1
10:00 PROGRAM Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-49
NBA Finals Game 3: Golden State @ Cleveland (s) 17002 6.4/24
Code Black (r) 4132 0.6/2
This Is Us (r) 1854 0.4/1
10:30 PROGRAM Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-49
NBA Finals Game 3: Golden State @ Cleveland (s) 16833 6.5/25
Code Black (r) 4249 0.6/2
This Is Us (r) 1914 0.4/1


Source: Nielsen Media Research

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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  1. From ABC:

    Game 3 of the 2017 NBA Finals – the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 118-113 in an instant classic – delivered a 13.4 metered market rating on ABC, according to Nielsen. This was up 14 percent from an 11.8 in 2016. Last night’s broadcast peaked on ABC with a 15.6 rating from 11:30-11:45 p.m. ET.

    Through three games, the 2017 NBA Finals on ABC is averaging a 12.8 metered market rating, up four percent from a 12.3 in 2016.

    In addition, the NBA Finals on ABC continue to produce record streaming numbers, including several for Game 3. On Wednesday, nearly two million unique viewers (1,964,000) streamed the game with an average minute audience of 440,700 viewers. There were also 76,680,000 total minutes streamed – all records for an NBA Finals Game 3.

    The NBA Finals on ABC is expected to win the night across all of television for the 58th consecutive time. 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).

  2. NBC Ratings: “Little Big Shot” Is the Night’s Top Non-NBA Telecast in 18-49 and Total Viewers, Matches a 12-Week Slot High

    “LITTLE BIG SHOTS” IS THE TOP NON-NBA SHOW OF THE NIGHT ON THE BIG 4 IN 18-49 AND TOTAL VIEWERS

    “LBS” EQUALS A 12-WEEK SLOT HIGH FOR NBC IN 18-49 DESPITE NBA PRE-GAME COMPETITION

    Wednesday Primetime Ratings:

    “Little Big Shots” (1.1/5 in 18-49, 6.9 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET):
    · Is the #1 non-NBA show of the night on the Big 4 in adults 18-49 and total viewers.
    · Matches a 12-week high for NBC in the time period in 18-49 (equaling the net’s timeslot best since March 15, 1.5 with a “Voice” recap episode)
    · Excluding ABC’s NBA pre-game programming (ratings of which are currently overstated due to West Coast game coverage in the 8 p.m. hour), leads the timeslot among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and total viewers.
    · Maintains 100% week to week in 18-49 despite last night’s NBA pre-game competition.
    · Will add significant viewership via time-shifting and VOD – “Little Big Shots” has increased this season by +19% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.48 to a 1.76) and +1.2 million viewers overall (9.1 million to 10.3 million).

    “The Carmichael Show” (0.7/3 in 18-49, 3.8 million viewers overall from 9-9:30 p.m. ET):
    · Is extremely close to rounding up to a 0.8 (currently reporting a 0.7497 in these prelim fast-affiliate ratings).
    · Tops last season’s final two originals in 18-49 and final four originals in total viewers.
    · Grows +17% versus what it was averaging at the end of last season in 18-49 (0.7 vs. 0.6 at 8 p.m. Sunday nights from May 8-29) and +28% in total viewers (3.762 million vs. 2.939 million).
    · Ties as the timeslot’s top non-sport alternative on the Big 4 in adults 25-54 and women 18-49 and is #1 non-sports among those nets in women 25-54.
    · Will add significant viewership via time-shifting and VOD – last season, “Carmichael” grew by +20% in 18-49 rating (from a 0.94 to a 1.13) and +535,000 viewers overall (4.3 million to 4.9 million) going from L+SD to L+7.

    An encore telecast of “Superstore” averaged a 0.5/2 in 18-49 and 2.3 million viewers overall from 9:30-10 p.m. ET.

    A rebroadcast of “This Is Us” averaged a 0.4/1 in 18-49 and 1.9 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET.

    In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday Night:

    · In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 1.8/5; “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” 2.3/6; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” delayed by NBA basketball.

    · In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 0.6/3; “Late Show,” 0.5/2; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” delayed by NBA basketball.

    · From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” was delayed by NBA basketball.

    · From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS’s “Late Late Show,” 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: “Late Night,” 0.3/2 in 18-49; “Late Late Show,” 0.2/2.

    · 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.