NBA Finals Perform Well in Weekly Ratings

The NBA Finals, broadcast on WABC, held the top spots in the prime time ratings. The Sunday night trophy presentation led the week with an estimated 1.6 million Channel 7 viewers and a 8.0 rating, according to the Nielsen Company. The concluding game six was number two (1.5 million/7.3).

Game five took hold of number three (1.2 million/5.8). Game four was a fifth-place finisher (1 million/4.9)

Sunday night as the NBA season was wrapping up, WCBS had counter programming with the Tony Awards from the Beacon Theater.

The awards telecast hosted by Neil Patrick Harris was number four (1.1 million/5.7).

Beyond this week’s special programming, it was business as usual for 60 Minutes on WCBS at number six (878,000/4.3).

More from the Top 10 after the jump.

Rounding out the Top 10

  • WNBC                           The Voice                               Seventh     (819,000/4.1)
  • WNBC             America’s Got Talent (Tues.)        Eighth        (799,000/4.0)
  • Nickelodeon            ICarly Movie                           Ninth         (794,000/3.9)
  • WNBC             America’s Got Talent (Wed.)         Tenth        (747,000/3.7)

Fox’s summertime talent competition So You Think You Can Dance? was 11th and 14th for the week, with an average 629,500 WNYW viewers for the two shows.

Three Yankee games cracked the Top 30.

The Friday night game against the Indians was number 21 on the YES Network (450,000/2.2). And the Red Sox came back to the Bronx, scoring on the field and for YES and WWOR.

The Tuesday night game on WWOR was 12th (644,000/3.2), while Wednesday’s action on YES was 15th (569,000/2.8).