TV ratings: NBA Finals Game 7 scores big for ABC Thursday, 'Hannibal' ends quietly

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nba-finals-13-game-7.jpgFast National ratings for Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Miami Heat's second consecutive NBA championship gave ABC big ratings Thursday night. The game's metered-market rating of 17.7 was the second highest-rated NBA game the network has ever aired, and it dominated the night.

Elsewhere, NBC's "Hannibal" ended its season quietly, tying the season low among adults 18-49 that it reached last week. "Hell's Kitchen" fared better, holding steady in viewers vs. last week and dipping a tenth of a point in the 18-49 demographic.

ABC brought in 17.8 million viewers and a 10.5 rating/18 share in households in primetime, pending updates for the live NBA broadcast, three times the number of viewers as second-place CBS (5.9 million, 4.0/7). FOX (3.7 million, 2.4/4) finished third, followed by NBC (1.8 million, 1.3/2) and The CW (981,000, 0.6/1).

ABC also ruled the 18-49 demo with a 7.1 rating. FOX was the best of the rest at 1.4. CBS averaged a 1.0 in the demographic, NBC a 0.6 and The CW a 0.3.

Thursday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

"Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night" (9.1 million viewers, 5.6/10 households)/"NBA Countdown" (11.6 million, 7.0/12)
CBS: "The Big Bang Theory" rerun (7.5 million, 5.0/9)/"Two and a Half Men" rerun (5.8 million, 3.9/7)
FOX: "Hell's Kitchen" (5.1 million, 3.2/6)
NBC: "Parks and Recreation" reruns - two episodes (2 million, 1.4/3)
The CW: "The Vampire Diaries" rerun (1.05 million, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader: "NBA Countdown" (4.5)

9 p.m.

NBA Finals Game 7 - Spurs/Heat (19.6 million, 11.6/19)
CBS: "Person of Interest" rerun (5.8 million, 3.9/6)
FOX: "Does Someone Have to Go?" (2.4 million, 1.6/3)
NBC: "The Office" rerun (1.4 million, 1.0/2)
The CW: "Beauty and the Beast" rerun (681,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: NBA Finals (7.8)

10 p.m.

NBA Finals Game 7 (23.5 million, 13.5/23)
CBS: "Elementary" rerun (5.2 million, 3.6/6)
NBC: "Hannibal" season finale (1.9 million, 1.4/2)

18-49 leader: NBA Finals (9.5)

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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