Ratings Rat Race: ABC's NBA Finals Slam Dunks NBC's U.S. Open, Drops From 2011

The Miami Heat beat the Oklahoma City Thunder last night in Game 3 of the NBA Finals and scored an overnight rating of 10.4. The game, which peaked to a 14.7 from 7:30-7:45 PM PT in overnight ratings for ABC, was the night’s highest-rated telecast (5.6/16) and drew 13.376 million total viewers. Based on fast nationals, however, that is actually down from last year’s Game 3 overnight (11.1) when Miami played the Dallas Mavericks. Overall, this year’s NBA Finals are averaging an 11.3 overnight rating compared with 2011’s 10.8. It is proving to be the highest-rated NBA championship series since 2004’s Detroit Pistons-LA Lakers matchup, and the second highest-rated series ever on ABC behind the all-time record holder, 2010’s Boston Celtics-LA Lakers showdown. The kickoff to ABC’s night of basketball was 8 PM’s Jimmy Kimmel Live (1.9/8) and the 8:30 PM NBA Countdown (2.6/9). ABC won the night in adults 18-49 and and total viewers (11.49 million). (more…)

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