TV Ratings: Celtics defeat of Lakers good for ABC Sunday win

nba-finals-game-2.jpgFast National ratings for Sunday, June 6, 2010.

ABC rode the NBA finals to an easy win Sunday, June 6, defeating CBS' reruns and NBC's Stanley Cup finals.

Game 2 of the Lakers-Celtics finals brought ABC a win with a 6.5 share/11 households and 11.1 million viewers average for the night. CBS' "60 Minutes" garnered a second-place finish with 4.4/8 and 6.6 million viewers, with NBC's hockey coming in third with 3.0/5 and 5.2 million viewers. FOX's sitcoms and animated series took fourth with a 2.1/4 and 3.4 million viewers.

The 18-49 demo average for the night were an even bigger win for ABC. They took in a 4.5 rating, with NBC trailing at 1.9, FOX at 1.4 and CBS at 1.1.


Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.

CBS: "60 Minutes" (10.2 million viewers, 6.7/13 households)
ABC: "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (6.8 million, 3.9/8), NBA countdown (8.3 million, 4.8/9)
NBC: "Harry Potter" special (2.6 million, 1.7/3) "Dateline"  (3.6 million, 2.2/4)
FOX: "'Til Death" (2.2 million, 1.4/3), "Sons of Tucson" (1.9 million, 1.3/2)

18-49 leader:
"Jimmy Kimmel"/NBA pre-game (3.0)

8 p.m.


ABC: NBA finals (10.6 million, 6.3/11)
NBC: Stanley Cup finals  (5.5 million, 3.1/5)
CBS: "Medium" rerun (5.1 million, 3.4/6)
FOX: "Simpsons" rerun (3.8 million, 2.2/4), "Cleveland Show" rerun (3.6 million, 2.2/4)

18-49 leader: NBA finals (4.2)

9 p.m.

ABC: NBA finals  (12.1 million, 7.2/12)
NBC: Stanley Cup finals (6.3 million, 3.5/6)
CBS: "The Good Wife" rerun (4.9 million, 3.3/5)
FOX: "Family Guy" rerun (4.7 million, 2.8/5), "American Dad" rerun (4.2 million, 2.6/4)

18-49 leader: NBA finals (4.9)

10 p.m.

ABC: NBA finals (14 million, 8.3/14)
NBC: Stanley Cup finals (6.1 million, 3.5/6)
CBS: "Cold Case" rerun (5.9 million, 4/7)

18-49 leader: NBA Finals (5.9)

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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