The Dallas Mavericks-Miami Heat thriller scored a 10.5 overnight rating and is poised to easily win the night in 18-49 and total viewers. Game 2 of the NBA Finals, which the Mavericks rallied to win by two points, was down 4% from last year’s second game between the L.A. Lakers and Boston Celtics but did better than the six previous Game 2s, including the one in 2006 between the Heat (without LeBron) and the Mavericks.
Elsewhere, Fox’s reality series So You Think You Can Dance (2.8/9), which aired from 8-9 PM, was down 15% from its two-hour season premiere last Thursday. (Compared to the 8-9 hour, it was down 3%). A Glee rerun (1.4/4) followed. NBC was the only other English-language broadcast network to offer fresh programming last night, showing the premiere of burnoff anthology dramedy Love Bites (1.0/3 in 18-49, 2.5 million viewers) at 10 PM. It finished dead last in the hour.