ABC’s coverage of the NBA Finals on Sunday night averaged 20.5 million total viewers and a 7.5 demo rating (per finals), ticking up in audience versus Game 4 and up 15 and 10 percent from last year’s deciding Game 5.
Going up against hoops (as well as HBO’s Game of Thrones finale), NBC’s penultimate A.D. (4 mil/0.7) was steady. At 10 pm, American Odyssey (2.4 mil/0.5) ticked up a tenth.
Broadcast TV’s only other fresh scripted fare, Fox’s Golan the Insatiable (1.4 mil/0.6), rose 16 percent and a tenth.
Cable ratings (such as for Thrones), as always and forever come in much, much later, and as merited are reported under separate cover.