In the latest TV show ratings, the first Thursday installment of CBS‘ Love Island Season 3 drew 1.64 million viewers and a 0.3 demo rating — up 11 percent and steady versus the same night last summer, while also on par with Wednesday’s premiere leading out of Big Brother.
ABC’s coverage of the NBA Finals Game 2 (per Nielsen finals) dominated Thursday in total viewers with 9.4 million — up 10 percent from Game 1’s audience, and up 41 percent year-over-year. Across two games, the series is up 26 percent in audience vs. 2020.
NBC | Making It (1.9 mil/0.3) and Good Girls (1.55 mil/0.3) were steady in the demo, with the cancelled latter adding a few eyeballs week-to-week.
FOX | Beat Shazam (1.9 mil/0.4) was steady.
The Live+Same Day numbers reported in our ratings column do not reflect a show’s overall performance, given the increased use of delayed playback via DVR and streaming platforms, plus out-of-home viewing. These numbers (Nielsen fast nationals, unless denoted as finals) instead aim to simply illustrate trends or superlatives. Warning: Contents may be hot!