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Ratings: NBA Finals Game 3 Knocks Down Most Wednesday Competition

NBA Finals Ratings

ABC’s coverage of Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night delivered 17.9 million total viewers and a 6.4 demo rating (per finals), down just a tick from Game 2 while down 10 percent from the (exact) same match-up a year ago.

Opposite the ol’ “hoops,” NBC’s American Ninja Warrior (5.2 mil/1.2) held steady, while Reverie (2.2 mil/0.5) in Week 2 slipped 24 and 16 percent from its premiere.

Over on Fox, MasterChef averaged 3.3 mil and a 0.9, down 13 percent and two tenths from its season opener.

Elsewhere, The CW’s The Originals (770K/0.2) dipped to new series lows, as did CBS’ terminal Code Black (5.7 mil/0.6).

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