Ratings: NBA Finals Still Hot, Catalina Warms Up, Love in the Wild at Low, Plus Bunheads Rises
ABC’s coverage of the NBA Finals remains as hot as the Heat themselves, with Tuesday’s Game 4 drawing at the very least 14 million total viewers and a 6.0 demo rating, based on preliminary numbers that suggest gains of 4 and 9 percent from Game 3.
Beyond the NBA contest, an NCIS repeat led the night in total audience (with 8.2 million viewers) while Hell’s Kitchen (steady at 5.3 mil/2.2) nabbed regular programming’s best demo number.
* The CW’s The Catalina flirted with the 1 million viewer mark and a 0.4 rating, almost doubling in both measures week-to-week. Fun fact: Leading out of that, L.A. Complex reruns seem to be drawing as big as if not bigger audience (here, 700K viewers) than the in-season first-runs. (Reminder: Season 2 launches July 17.)
* Opposite the NBA Finals, Fox’s MasterChef (5.1 mil/2.0) actually added a few eyeballs versus last Tuesday and dipped only a tenth in the demo, while NBC’s Love in the Wild dropped 13 percent to lows of 4.1 mil/1.3.
Lastly, one Monday cable note: Week 2 of ABC Family’s Bunheads held steady in total viewers (with 1.64 mil) and was up 8 and 28 percent in the 18-49 and Women 18-34 demos.