Ratings: NBA Finals Game 1 Drops vs. 2018, Elementary Holds Steady

NBA Finals 2019

ABC’s coverage of the NBA Finals Game 1 averaged 10.8 million and a 3.9 demo rating, dropping more than 20 percent from the prelim numbers for last year’s tipoff (but of course dominating Thursday night in both measures).

Opening ABC’s night, Jimmy Kimmel’s annual NBA Finals special did 7.5 mil and a 2.1 (down 16 percent from last year) followed by NBA Countdown‘s 6.8 mil/2.2 (down 27 percent).


THE CW | Pending adjustment due to baseball bumps, iZombie (912K/0.2) and In the Dark (850K/0.2) are both currently up in viewers and steady in the demo.

CBS | Life in Pieces (4.8 mil/0.7) ticked up, while Elementary (3.9 mil/0.5) was steady versus its season opener.

NBC | A.P. Bio‘s double pump did 2.4 mil/0.4 and then 1.7 mil/0.4, while the newly cancelled Abby’s did 1.6 mil/0.4 and 1.4 mil/0.3 (with the second ep tying series lows).

FOX | Paradise Hotel (1.5 mil/0.4) aired yet another episode.

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