Fast National ratings for Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Based on the early numbers, ABC's 7.3 rating/12 share in households beat NBC's 7.1/12, but NBC had more total viewers, 11.4 million to 11.13 million. Given how much NBA ratings have jumped in the final numbers (about 4 million per game in the series), ABC should end up leading that measure as well. FOX finished third for the night with a 4.5/8, followed by CBS, 3.7/6, and The CW, 0.9/2.
(Update: ABC moved ahead in total viewers in the final tally, averaging 11.6 million from 8 to 11.)
ABC dominated the adults 18-49 demographic with a 4.5 rating. FOX and NBC tied for second at 3.1. CBS drew a 1.3, and The CW failed to crack the 1.0 mark.
"Deal or No Deal" (5.5/10) gave NBC the lead at 8 p.m. ABC took second with "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 5.0/9, and the NBA pregame show, 5.5/9. The CBS special "AFI's 10 Top 10" and FOX's "Moment of Truth" tied for third at 3.9/7. The CW went with a "Beauty and the Geek" rerun.
At 9 p.m., Game 6 of the Boston Celtics- Los Angeles Lakers series scored a 7.7/13 for ABC to lead in households, just ahead of the season premiere of "America's Got Talent," 7.4/12, on NBC. FOX took sole possession of third with "Hell's Kitchen," 5.1/8. CBS' AFI special was fourth, and "Reaper" earned a 1.0/2 for The CW.
The Celtics' title-clinching blowout of the Lakers improved to 8.8/15 for ABC at 10 p.m., edging the 8.3/14 for "America's Got Talent." "AFI's 10 Top 10" concluded with a 3.5/6 on CBS.