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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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  1. 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..

  2. 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

    • 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