TV Ratings: Celtics defeat Tony Awards, Lakers for ABC Sunday win

celtics-lakers-game-5.jpgFast National ratings for Sunday, June 13, 2010.

Another Sunday night, another Celtics defeat of the Lakers NBA finals, another win for ABC.

Game 5 of the Lakers-Celtics NBC finals brought ABC an even bigger win than the previous Sunday night. It earned a 7.6 share/13 households and 12.8 million viewers average for the night. The 2010 Tony Awards on CBS garnered a second-place finish with 4.8/8 and 7.5 million viewers. NBC was in third with a 2.3/4 and 3.6 million viewers, with FOX right on its heels with a 2.0/3 and 3.4 million viewers.

The 18-49 demo average was an even bigger win for ABC at 4.8 share. FOX's animated series earned it a second-place 1.5, CBS' Tonys a 1.2 and NBC's "Dateline" and reruns a 1.0.


Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.

CBS: "60 Minutes" (8.9 million viewers, 5.7/11 households)
ABC: "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (8.2 million, 4.6/9), NBA countdown (8.8 million, 5.1/9)
NBC: "Dateline"  (5.6 million, 3.7/7)
FOX: "'Til Death" (2.1 million, 1.3/3), "Sons of Tucson" (2.0 million, 1.3/2)

18-49 leader:
"Jimmy Kimmel"/NBA pre-game (3.1)

8 p.m.


ABC: NBA finals (12.1 million, 7.2/13)
CBS: 2010 Tony Awards (7.5 million, 4.8/8)
FOX: "Simpsons" rerun (4.0 million, 2.3/4), "Cleveland Show" rerun (3.8 million, 2.2/4)
NBC: "Losing it with Jillian Michaels" rerun  (2.7 million, 1.9/3)

18-49 leader: NBA finals (4.4)

9 p.m.

ABC: NBA finals  (14.5 million, 8.7/14)
CBS: 2010 Tony Awards (7.1 million, 4.5/7)
FOX: "Family Guy" rerun (4.5 million, 2.6/4), "American Dad" rerun (3.9 million, 2.2/4)
NBC: "Last Comic Standing" rerun (2.9 million, 1.8/3)

18-49 leader: NBA finals (5.5)

10 p.m.

ABC: NBA finals (16.2 million, 9.7/16)
NBC: "Last Comic Standing" rerun (3.1 million, 2.0/3)
CBS: 2010 Tony Awards (6.5 million, 4.1/7)

18-49 leader: NBA Finals (6.3)

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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