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Thursday Final Ratings: Cavaliers-Warriors on ABC Still Dominant Despite Four-Year Low for NBA Finals Game One Viewership

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  • What follows are the Live + Same Day rating results for the night’s broadcast network telecasts on Thursday, May 31:

    Jimmy Kimmel Live! Game Night 1 (S) (ABC, 8:00 PM, 31 min.)
    – 3.938 million viewers
    – 2.5/5 HH
    – 0.9/5 A18-49 (0.9/4 F18-49, 1.0/5 M18-49)
    – 0.7/5 A18-34 (0.7/4 F18-34, 0.7/5 M18-34)
    – 1.2/5 A25-54 (1.2/4 F25-54, 1.2/5 M25-54)

    NBA Countdown-Game 1 (S) (ABC, 8:31 PM, 27 min.)
    – 5.127 million viewers
    – 3.3/7 HH
    – 1.6/8 A18-49 (1.2/5 F18-49, 2.0/11 M18-49)
    – 1.3/9 A18-34 (1.0/6 F18-34, 1.7/13 M18-34)
    – 1.8/7 A25-54 (1.5/6 F25-54, 2.2/10 M25-54)

    NBA Finals on ABC-Game 1 Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors (S) (ABC, 8:58 PM, 174 min.)
    – 17.354 million viewers
    – 10.0/20 HH
    – 6.3/26 A18-49 (4.6/19 F18-49, 8.1/35 M18-49)
    – 5.7/31 A18-34 (4.1/22 F18-34, 7.2/41 M18-34)
    – 6.7/23 A25-54 (5.0/17 F25-54, 8.5/30 M25-54)

    The Big Bang Theory (R) (CBS, 8:00 PM, 31 min.)
    – 6.707 million viewers
    – 4.3/8 HH
    – 1.1/5 A18-49 (1.3/6 F18-49, 0.9/5 M18-49)
    – 0.6/4 A18-34 (0.7/4 F18-34, 0.4/3 M18-34)
    – 1.7/6 A25-54 (1.9/7 F25-54, 1.4/6 M25-54)

    Young Sheldon (R) (CBS, 8:31 PM, 30 min.)
    – 6.612 million viewers
    – 4.2/8 HH
    – 1.1/5 A18-49 (1.2/5 F18-49, 0.9/4 M18-49)
    – 0.5/3 A18-34 (0.6/3 F18-34, 0.5/3 M18-34)
    – 1.6/6 A25-54 (1.9/6 F25-54, 1.4/5 M25-54)

    Mom (R) (CBS, 9:01 PM, 29 min.)
    – 5.257 million viewers
    – 3.4/6 HH
    – 0.9/4 A18-49 (1.1/4 F18-49, 0.7/3 M18-49)
    – 0.4/2 A18-34 (0.5/2 F18-34, 0.4/2 M18-34)
    – 1.4/5 A25-54 (1.7/5 F25-54, 1.1/4 M25-54)

    Life In Pieces (R) (CBS, 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
    – 3.940 million viewers
    – 2.6/5 HH
    – 0.7/3 A18-49 (0.8/3 F18-49, 0.5/2 M18-49)
    – 0.4/2 A18-34 (0.4/2 F18-34, 0.3/2 M18-34)
    – 1.0/3 A25-54 (1.3/4 F25-54, 0.8/3 M25-54)

    S.W.A.T. (R) (CBS, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 3.857 million viewers
    – 2.6/5 HH
    – 0.6/2 A18-49 (0.7/3 F18-49, 0.5/2 M18-49)
    – 0.4/2 A18-34 (0.5/2 F18-34, 0.3/1 M18-34)
    – 0.9/3 A25-54 (1.1/4 F25-54, 0.6/2 M25-54)

    America’s Got Talent (RS) (NBC, 8:00 PM, 120 min.)
    – 5.107 million viewers
    – 3.2/6 HH
    – 1.0/4 A18-49 (1.2/5 F18-49, 0.7/3 M18-49)
    – 0.6/3 A18-34 (0.8/4 F18-34, 0.4/2 M18-34)
    – 1.3/5 A25-54 (1.5/5 F25-54, 1.1/4 M25-54)

    World of Dance (RS) (NBC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 3.138 million viewers
    – 2.0/4 HH
    – 0.7/3 A18-49 (0.9/3 F18-49, 0.5/2 M18-49)
    – 0.4/2 A18-34 (0.6/3 F18-34, 0.3/2 M18-34)
    – 0.9/3 A25-54 (1.1/4 F25-54, 0.7/2 M25-54)

    MasterChef (RS) (Fox, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.901 million viewers
    – 1.2/2 HH
    – 0.5/2 A18-49 (0.6/3 F18-49, 0.4/2 M18-49)
    – 0.3/2 A18-34 (0.3/2 F18-34, 0.2/1 M18-34)
    – 0.7/2 A25-54 (0.8/3 F25-54, 0.5/2 M25-54)

    Beat Shazam (RS) (FOX, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.553 million viewers
    – 1.0/2 HH
    – 0.4/2 A18-49 (0.5/2 F18-49, 0.4/2 M18-49)
    – 0.3/1 A18-34 (0.3/1 F18-34, 0.3/1 M18-34)
    – 0.6/2 A25-54 (0.6/2 F25-54, 0.5/2 M25-54)

    Supernatural (R) (CW, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.773 million viewers
    – 0.5/1 HH
    – 0.2/1 A18-49 (0.2/1 F18-49, 0.1/1 M18-49)
    – 0.1/1 A18-34 (0.1/1 F18-34, 0.1/1 M18-34)
    – 0.3/1 A25-54 (0.3/1 F25-54, 0.2/1 M25-54)

    Black Lightning (R) (CW, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.580 million viewers
    – 0.4/1 HH
    – 0.1/1 A18-49 (0.2/1 F18-49, 0.1/0 M18-49)
    – 0.1/0 A18-34 (0.1/0 F18-34, 0.1/0 M18-34)
    – 0.2/1 A25-54 (0.2/1 F25-54, 0.1/0 M25-54)

    La Rosa de Guadalupe (Univision, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.453 million viewers
    – 0.8/2 HH
    – 0.5/3 A18-49

    El Rico y Lazaro (Univision, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.892 million viewers
    – 1.0/2 HH
    – 0.6/3 A18-49

    Papa a Toda Madre (Univision, 9:00 PM, 64 min.)
    – 1.381 million viewers
    – 0.8/1 HH
    – 0.5/2 A18-49

    Por Amar Sin Ley (Univision, 10:04 PM, 56 min.)
    – 1.428 million viewers
    – 0.9/2 HH
    – 0.4/2 A18-49

    Sanson y Dalila (R) (UniMás, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.320 million viewers
    – 0.2/0 HH
    – 0.1/1 A18-49

    El Principe (UniMás, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.157 million viewers
    – 0.1/0 HH
    – 0.0/0 A18-49

    Sanson y Dalila (UniMás, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.814 million viewers
    – 0.4/1 HH
    – 0.2/1 A18-49

    Reto 4 Elementos: Naturaleza Extrema (UniMás, 10:00 PM, 120 min.)
    – 0.491 million viewers
    – 0.2/1 HH
    – 0.2/1 A18-49

    Caso Cerrado: Edición Estelar (Telemundo, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.364 million viewers
    – 0.8/2 HH
    – 0.3/2 A18-49
    – 0.2/1 A18-34

    Mi Familia Perfecta (Telemundo, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.005 million viewers
    – 0.6/1 HH
    – 0.4/2 A18-49
    – 0.3/2 A18-34

    Al Otro Lado Del Muro (Telemundo, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.126 million viewers
    – 0.7/1 HH
    – 0.4/2 A18-49
    – 0.3/2 A18-34

    El Señor de Los Cielos V (Telemundo, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.579 million viewers
    – 0.9/2 HH
    – 0.7/3 A18-49
    – 0.5/3 A18-34

    What follows are the Live + Same Day rating results for the night’s select cable telecasts on Thursday, May 31 (with the night’s cable ranks according to total viewers and adults 18-49 in parentheses):

    Live PD: Police Patrol (A&E, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
    – 0.791 million viewers (#38)
    – 0.48 HH (#41)
    – 0.24 A18-49 (#36)
    – 0.19 A18-34 (#30)
    – 0.31 A25-54 (#27)

    Live PD: Police Patrol (A&E, 9:30 PM, 31 min.)
    – 0.867 million viewers (#34)
    – 0.53 HH (#34)
    – 0.25 A18-49 (#32)
    – 0.18 A18-34 (#36)
    – 0.32 A25-54 (#24)

    Live PD: Police Patrol (A&E, 10:01 PM, 31 min.)
    – 0.872 million viewers (#32)
    – 0.53 HH (#34)
    – 0.28 A18-49 (#17)
    – 0.16 A18-34 (#46)
    – 0.33 A25-54 (#22)

    Live PD: Police Patrol (A&E, 10:32 PM, 31 min.)
    – 0.869 million viewers (#33)
    – 0.54 HH (#32)
    – 0.26 A18-49 (#26)
    – 0.13 A18-34 (#59)
    – 0.33 A25-54 (#22)

    Weird, True and Freaky (APL, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.465 million viewers (#79)
    – 0.28 HH (#82)
    – 0.12 A18-49 (#90)
    – 0.10 A18-34 (#76)
    – 0.13 A25-54 (#90)

    Southern Charm (BRAVO, 9:00 PM, 75 min.)
    – 1.421 million viewers (#13)
    – 1.02 HH (#12)
    – 0.50 A18-49 (#4)
    – 0.31 A18-34 (#8)
    – 0.68 A25-54 (#2)

    Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.841 million viewers (#36)
    – 0.59 HH (#25)
    – 0.20 A18-49 (#49)
    – 0.10 A18-34 (#76)
    – 0.26 A25-54 (#43)

    Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.668 million viewers (#52)
    – 0.47 HH (#42)
    – 0.15 A18-49 (#69)
    – 0.04 A18-34 (#100)
    – 0.18 A25-54 (#70)

    CNN Tonight (CNN, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.722 million viewers (#46)
    – 0.52 HH (#36)
    – 0.14 A18-49 (#73)
    – 0.05 A18-34 (#99)
    – 0.19 A25-54 (#64)

    NBA Pre-Game (ESPN, 8:00 PM, 30 min.)
    – 0.972 million viewers (#23)
    – 0.67 HH (#23)
    – 0.38 A18-49 (#8)
    – 0.33 A18-34 (#7)
    – 0.42 A25-54 (#9)

    National Spelling Bee 2018 Finals, Closing Portion (ESPN, 8:30 PM, 135 min.)
    – 0.547 million viewers (#65)
    – 0.35 HH (#68)
    – 0.15 A18-49 (#69)
    – 0.12 A18-34 (#65)
    – 0.18 A25-54 (#70)

    College Softball World Series Georgia vs. Florida (ESPN2, 7:00 PM, 122 min.)
    – 0.538 million viewers (#68)
    – 0.35 HH (#68)
    – 0.13 A18-49 (#79)
    – 0.06 A18-34 (#97)
    – 0.16 A25-54 (#78)

    Beat Bobby Flay (FOOD, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
    – 1.034 million viewers (#22)
    – 0.69 HH (#21)
    – 0.32 A18-49 (#11)
    – 0.24 A18-34 (#16)
    – 0.39 A25-54 (#16)

    Tucker Carlson Tonight (FOXNC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 2.626 million viewers (#2)
    – 1.75 HH (#3)
    – 0.27 A18-49 (#24)
    – 0.13 A18-34 (#59)
    – 0.40 A25-54 (#15)

    Hannity (FOXNC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 2.977 million viewers (#1)
    – 2.01 HH (#1)
    – 0.24 A18-49 (#36)
    – 0.09 A18-34 (#84)
    – 0.44 A25-54 (#7)

    The Ingraham Angle (FOXNC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 2.500 million viewers (#4)
    – 1.69 HH (#4)
    – 0.25 A18-49 (#32)
    – 0.10 A18-34 (#76)
    – 0.41 A25-54 (#11)

    Flip or Flop (HGTV, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
    – 1.953 million viewers (#6)
    – 1.28 HH (#6)
    – 0.39 A18-49 (#7)
    – 0.27 A18-34 (#11)
    – 0.53 A25-54 (#3)

    House Hunters (HGTV, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
    – 1.790 million viewers (#8)
    – 1.16 HH (#9)
    – 0.34 A18-49 (#9)
    – 0.22 A18-34 (#23)
    – 0.46 A25-54 (#6)

    House Hunters International (HGTV, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
    – 1.690 million viewers (#9)
    – 1.12 HH (#10)
    – 0.31 A18-49 (#12)
    – 0.21 A18-34 (#26)
    – 0.42 A25-54 (#9)

    Swamp People (HIST, 9:00 PM, 63 min.)
    – 1.566 million viewers (#12)
    – 0.92 HH (#13)
    – 0.28 A18-49 (#17)
    – 0.15 A18-34 (#51)
    – 0.44 A25-54 (#7)

    Extreme Measures (ID, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.142 million viewers (#19)
    – 0.79 HH (#17)
    – 0.25 A18-49 (#32)
    – 0.11 A18-34 (#68)
    – 0.38 A25-54 (#19)

    All In with Chris Hayes (MSNBC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.684 million viewers (#10)
    – 1.21 HH (#7)
    – 0.17 A18-49 (#63)
    – 0.07 A18-34 (#91)
    – 0.26 A25-54 (#43)

    Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 2.549 million viewers (#3)
    – 1.76 HH (#2)
    – 0.26 A18-49 (#26)
    – 0.13 A18-34 (#59)
    – 0.41 A25-54 (#11)

    Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.879 million viewers (#7)
    – 1.33 HH (#5)
    – 0.18 A18-49 (#55)
    – 0.07 A18-34 (#91)
    – 0.31 A25-54 (#27)

    Jersey Shore: Family Vacation (MTV, 8:00 PM, 61 min.)
    – 2.029 million viewers (#5)
    – 1.20 HH (#8)
    – 1.21 A18-49 (#1)
    – 1.45 A18-34 (#1)
    – 1.07 A25-54 (#1)

    Ex on the Beach (MTV, 9:01 PM, 61 min.)
    – 0.888 million viewers (#30)
    – 0.50 HH (#38)
    – 0.50 A18-49 (#4)
    – 0.63 A18-34 (#2)
    – 0.39 A25-54 (#16)

    My 600 Lb. Life: Where Are They Now: Supersized (TLC, 8:00 PM, 120 min.)
    – 0.537 million viewers (#69)
    – 0.36 HH (#65)
    – 0.15 A18-49 (#69)
    – 0.09 A18-34 (#84)
    – 0.20 A25-54 (#62)

    The Carbonaro Effect (TRU, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
    – 0.399 million viewers (#87)
    – 0.24 HH (#87)
    – 0.14 A18-49 (#73)
    – 0.09 A18-34 (#84)
    – 0.15 A25-54 (#80)

    Inside Carbonaro (TRU, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
    – 0.354 million viewers (#92)
    – 0.21 HH (#93)
    – 0.12 A18-49 (#90)
    – 0.07 A18-34 (#91)
    – 0.13 A25-54 (#90)

    Growing Up Hip Hop (WETV, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.524 million viewers (#70)
    – 0.35 HH (#68)
    – 0.20 A18-49 (#49)
    – 0.17 A18-34 (#40)
    – 0.24 A25-54 (#49)

    Source: Live+Same Day data, 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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