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

NBA Finals Warriors

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.