Game 1 of the hoops showdown between the
Viewership was down slightly from last year's Game 1, which earned a 10.6.
That basketball action boosted
Kimmel also earned a rating of 1.5 among key 18-to-49-year-olds, based on Nielsen's 25 local people meter markets.
That put Kimmel ahead of
Precise viewership and demographic figures for the Spurs-Heat game won't be available until later Friday because Nielsen's "fast affiliate" numbers don't adjust for time zones, and the game started before prime time on the West Coast and after on the East Coast.
Still, it's safe to say ABC dunked over the competition, averaging 10.6 million viewers across prime time and earning a rating of 4.2 in the 18-49 demographic, in which a ratings point equals about 1.3 million viewers. In 18-49, ABC beat the combined rating for Fox,