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Wednesday Overnights: Game 3 of the NBA Finals Lifts ABC

'The Amazing Race' on CBS and 'American Ninja Warrior' on NBC Remain on the Overnight Map

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Household Rating/Share
ABC: 7.4/13, CBS and NBC: 2.6/ 5 each, Fox: 19/ 3, CW: 0.5/ 1

-Change Versus the Year Ago Evening:
NBC: + 4, CBS: -10, CW: -17, ABC: -20, Fox: -24

Ratings Breakdown:
It was all about game three of the NBA Finals on ABC, the Raptors versus the Warriors, which averaged an estimated 9.7 rating/18 share in the household overnights from 9-11:30 p.m. ET. The actual end time for the game was 11:42 p.m., and results for any live sporting event are always estimated.

Elsewhere, “The Amazing Race” on CBS was on the overnight map with a 3.4/ 7 (#1t) in the 8 p.m. hour. But lead-out “NCIS: The Cases They Forgot” dipped to a 2.3/ 4 in households in the 9 p.m. hour.

“American Ninja Warrior” on NBC scored a consistent 2.9/ 5 from 8-10 p.m., fluctuating by only one-tenth of a rating point in the four half-hours. And week two lead-in drama “Mr. InBetween” finished a distant second in the 10 p.m. hour with a 2.2/ 4. Comparably, that was 12 percent below its debut (2.5/ 4) one week earlier.

Fox and The CW, meanwhile, were at typical Wednesday overnight levels as follows:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 3.0/ 6 (#2)
CBS – “The Amazing Race”: 3.4/ 6 (#1)
NBC – “American Ninja Warrior”: 2.9/ 5 (#3)
Fox – “MasterChef”: 2.3/ 4 (#4)
CW – “My Last Days” : 0.6/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – NBA Countdown: 3.6/ 7 (#1)
CBS – “The Amazing Race”: 3.3/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “American Ninja Warrior”: 2.9/ 5 (#3)
Fox – “MasterChef”: 2.3/ 4 (#4)
CW – “My Last Days” : 0.3/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – NBA Finals (Game 3): 8.0/14 (#1)
CBS – “NCIS: The Cases They Forgot”: 2.2/ 4 (#3)
NBC – “American Ninja Warrior”: 2.9/ 5 (#2)
Fox – “Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back”: 1.5/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Jane the Virgin”: 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – NBA Finals (Game 3): 9.5/17 (#1)
CBS – “NCIS: The Cases They Forgot”: 2.3/ 4 (#3)
NBC – “American Ninja Warrior”: 2.8/ 5 (#2)
Fox – “Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back”: 1.5/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Jane the Virgin”: 0.5/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – NBA Finals (Game 3): 9.8/17 (#1)
CBS – “S.W.A.T.” (R): 2.0/ 4 (#3)
NBC – “The InBetween”: 2.2/ 4 (#2)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – NBA Finals (Game 3): 10.3/19 (#1)
CBS – “S.W.A.T.” (R) 2.2/ 4 (#2)
NBC – “The InBetween”: 2.1/ 4 (#3)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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