TV ratings: NBA Finals score for ABC Thursday

paul-pierce-nba-finals-320.jpgFast National ratings for Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Boston Celtics tied the NBA Finals at two games apiece with the Los Angeles Lakers Thursday, and ABC locked up another ratings win with its broadcast of the game.

Pending updates for the live telecast, ABC averaged 10.6 million viewers and a 6.6 rating/12 share in households for the night. CBS (8.3 million, 5.5/10) finished second, a good distance ahead of third-place FOX (5.5 million, 3.5/6). NBC drew only 2.6 million viewers and a 1.8/3, but that was good enough to hold off The CW (1.3 million, 0.9/2) for fourth.

ABC also dominated the adults 18-49 demographic with a 4.2 rating. FOX grabbed second with a 2.1, beating CBS' 1.6. NBC averaged 1.1 and The CW 0.5.

Thursday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC:
"Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night" (8.9 million viewers, 5.5/10 households)/NBA pre-game (8.1 million, 5.0/9)
CBS: "CSI" rerun (7.4 million, 4.8/9)
FOX: "Glee" rerun (4.4 million, 2.9/5)
NBC: "Community" rerun (2.7 million, 1.9/3)/"100 Questions" (2.3 million, 1.6/3)
The CW: "The Vampire Diaries" rerun (1.4 million, 1.0/2)

18-49 leader: "Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night" (3.1)

9 p.m.

ABC:
NBA Finals Game 4 - L.A. Lakers at Boston (10.9 million, 6.8/12)
CBS: "CSI" rerun (8.5 million, 5.6/10)
FOX: "So You Think You Can Dance" (6.6 million, 4.0/7)
NBC: "The Office" rerun (2.8 million, 1.9/3)/"30 Rock" rerun (2.75 million, 1.8/3)
The CW: "Moonlight" rerun (1.2 million, 0.8/1)

18-49 leader: NBA Finals (4.3)

10 p.m.

ABC:
NBA Finals Game 4 (12.5 million, 7.7/14)
CBS: "The Mentalist" rerun (8.9 million, 6.1/11)
NBC: "The Office" rerun (2.7 million, 1.8/3)/"Parks and Recreation" rerun (2.3 million, 1.6/3)

18-49 leader: NBA Finals (5.2)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change, especially in the case of live telecasts. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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