TV Ratings: 2012 NBA Finals Game 4 earns ABC a big win

2012-nba-finals-game-4.jpgFast National ratings for Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Game 4 of the NBA Finals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat gave ABC a big ratings win Tuesday night, more than doubling the 18-49 demo numbers of second-place FOX.

ABC averaged 11.6 million viewers, up 600,000 from last week's Game 1, which aired the same night and time. It also earned a 7.1 rating and 12 share in households - and those numbers will rise when adjusted for the live broadcast.

CBS was second with 7.1 million, 4.8/8, followed by NBC with 5.9 million, 3.7/6, and FOX at 5.2 million, 3.1/5. The CW trailed with 845,000 viewers, 0.6/1.

In the adults 18-49 demo, ABC won easily with a 4.9, up .3 from last week. FOX was second with 2.1, followed by NBC (1.5), CBS (1.2) and the CW (0.3).

Tuesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
"NCIS" rerun (8.2 million viewers, 5.3/9 households)
ABC: "Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night" (6.9 million, 4.5/8)/"NBA Countdown" (7.3 million, 4.7/8)
NBC: "America's Got Talent" rerun (6.5 million, 4.0/7)
FOX: "Hell's Kitchen" (5.3 million, 3.2/6)
The CW: "The Catalina" (989,000, 0.7/1)

18-49 leader: "NBA Countdown" (2.8)

9 p.m.

ABC:
NBA Finals Game 4 - Thunder at Heat (12.6 million, 7.7/12)
CBS: "NCIS: Los Angeles" rerun (7.4 million, 4.9/8)
NBC: "America's Got Talent" rerun (6.99 million, 4.3/7)
FOX: "MasterChef" (5.1 million, 3.0/5)
The CW: "The L.A. Complex" rerun (700,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: NBA Finals (5.4)

10 p.m.

ABC:
NBA Finals Game 4 (15.1 million, 9.0/15)
CBS: "48 Hours Mystery" (5.8 million, 4.1/7)
NBC: "Love in the Wild" (4.1 million, 2.6/4)

18-49 leader: NBA Finals (6.5)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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