Thursday Ratings: NBA Clincher a Slam-Dunk, Bieber Down, Take Me Out Up, Saving Hope Drops

The deciding game of this year’s NBA Finals Heated up the Nielsens, drawing at the very least 15.5 million total viewers and a 6.4 demo rating on Thursday night, based on very preliminary numbers.

While Fox’s The Choice (4.2 mil/1.5) weathered that Thunder storm, dipping just a tenth in the demo, NBC’s Saving Hope …READ MORE

Ratings: NBA Finals Still Hot, Catalina Warms Up, Love in the Wild at Low, Plus Bunheads Rises

ABC’s coverage of the NBA Finals remains as hot as the Heat themselves, with Tuesday’s Game 4 drawing at the very least 14 million total viewers and a 6.0 demo rating, based on preliminary numbers that suggest gains of 4 and 9 percent from Game 3.

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Ratings: As NBA Finals Open Strong, MasterChef Holds Steady But Talent Drops

ABC’s coverage of Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night averaged 13.2 million total viewers and a 5.6 demo rating, based on preliminary numbers. That marks an improvement of 2 percent over last year’s Mavericks/Heat series opener, while of course easily trouncing all other comers.

Amongst the competition …READ MORE