Game 3 of the NBA Finals
, a rout for the San Antonio Spurs over the Miami Heat, let ABC dominate Tuesday night among young viewers, but the basketball still placed ABC behind NBC's "The Voice
" and "America's Got Talent" overall.
Or at least that's how the very preliminary, time period only, numbers look for now.
Among adults 18-49, ABC averaged a 4.0 rating for Tuesday night, easily beating NBC's 2.9 rating in the key demographic. There was a big drop to FOX's 1.6 key demo rating and to CBS' 0.9 key demo rating, while The CW averaged a 0.2 key demo rating for the night.
Overall, though, NBC averaged an estimated 11.08 million viewers and a 6.8 rating/11 share for Tuesday primetime, with ABC's 6.2/10 and 10 million viewers taking second. CBS was a distant third with a 4.5/7 and 6.53 million viewers, topping the 4.245 million viewers and 2.6/4 for FOX. The CW averaged a 0.4/1 and 694,000 viewers for the night.
[Univision averaged 3.05 million viewers and a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49 for Tuesday night.]
8 p.m. -
NBC started the night in first with 10.33 million viewers and a 2.7 rating among adults 18-49 for "The Voice," which hit a series low for a regular episode. A repeat of "NCIS" averaged 8.5 million viewers to put CBS in second overall and fourth with a 1.1 key demo rating. ABC was third with its Jimmy Kimmel-centric NBA Finals pregame averaging 6.095 million viewers and a second place 2.3 key demo rating. FOX's "So You Think You Can Dance
" was down a little with 4.47 million viewers and a 1.7 key demo rating. On The CW, a repeat of "Hart of Dixie" averaged 806,000 viewers and a 0.2 key demo rating.
9 p.m. - "America's Got Talent" led the 9 p.m. hour overall for NBC with 11.34 million viewers and finished second with a 2.9 rating among adults 18-49. ABC's Game 3 coverage averaged 11.11 million viewers for a close second a 4.4 key demo rating to top the hour. CBS' "NCIS: Los Angeles" repeat was third with 7.38 million viewers and fourth with a 1.0 key demo rating. FOX's "So You Think You Can Dance" dipped to 4.02 million viewers and a 1.6 key demo rating in its second hour. The CW's repeat of "America's Next Top Model" averaged 583,000 viewers and a 0.2 key demo rating.
10 p.m. - ABC's NBA Finals coverage, down from last year's Game 3 telecast, moved into first overall in the 10 p.m. hour with 12.79 million viewers and stayed on top with a 5.3 rating among adults 18-49. The second hour of "America's Got Talent" on NBC was up to 11.56 million viewers and a 3.1 key demo rating. On CBS, a new "Brooklyn DA" was down to 3.72 million viewers and a 0.6 key demo rating.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.
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