NBA Finals Warriors

Ratings: As NBA Championship Win Dominates Night, Ninja Warrior Slips

ABC’s coverage of the Golden State Warriors’ championship win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night drew 24.5 million total viewers and a 9.0 rating, surging 32 and 27 percent from the final numbers for Game 4 of this year’s NBA Finals.

While shy of last year’s deciding Game 7 (which did 31 mil/11.3 in finals), Monday’s match-up was up 36 and 32 percent from the most recent deciding Game 5 (Spurs/Heat 2014) and marked the most watched Game 5 in 19 years.

Facing off against the game….

NBC | American Ninja Warrior did 5.4 mil and a 1.4, slipping 18 percent in the demo from both last season’s opener and finale. Spartan (3.5 mil/0.9) was down 40 percent from its Season 1 premiere yet on par with its finale.

FOX | The well-received So You Think You Can Dance “un-boot” drew 3.6 mil and a 0.9, ticking down just a bit from last year’s “Next Generation” premiere. Superhuman retained 2.6 mil and a 0.7.

THE CW | Whose Line (950K/0.3) was steady.