ABC Dominates 2nd Straight Week in Prime Time With 9 of the Top 15 TV Shows in Adults 18-49

ABC Dominates 2nd Straight Week in Prime Time With 9 of the Top 15 TV Shows in Adults 18-49

Prime-Time Rating Report for the Week of June 4, 2018                      
(Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)

ABC Dominates 2nd Straight Week With Its Largest Audience in Over 3 Months

ABC Claims 9 of the Week’s Top 15 Television Programs in Adults 18-49

ABC’s 4-Game 2018 NBA Finals Soar Over the Last 4-Game Series in 2007

Fueled by “The Bachelorette,” coverage of the  2018 NBA Finals and a strong return for “Sunday Fun & Games” during the week of June 4, 2018, ABC dominated its 2nd straight week, beating out runner-up NBC by 31% in Total Viewers (6.3 million vs. 4.8 million) and by 50% in Adults 18-49 (1.8/8 vs. 1.2/5).

Also for the 2nd week running, ABC counted the lion’s share of the top-rated TV programs, claiming 9 of the Top 15 TV programs in Adults 18-49, including the Top 2 shows: “NBA Finals on ABC-GM3” – No. 1, “NBA Finals on ABC-GM4” – No. 2, “Celebrity Family Feud” – No. 5, “NBA Countdown-GM3” – No. 6, “The Bachelorette” – No. 7, “NBA Countdown-GM4” – No. 9, “The $100,000 Pyramid” – No. 11, while “Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night 3” and “Celebrity Family Feud-6/7” tied at No. 13. In addition, ABC’s coverage of the 2018 NBA Finals delivered the week’s Top 2 most-watched TV telecasts overall with the final two games of the 4-game series.

  • ABC’s 4-game Cleveland-Golden State 2018 NBA Finals soared over the most recent 4-game NBA Finals in 2007 between Cleveland and San Antonio, spiking by 90% in Total Viewers (17.7 million vs. 9.3 million) and by 70% in Adults 18-49 (6.3/27 vs. 3.7/11).

 

  • ABC scored its most-watched week overall in over 3 months– since airing the “Academy Awards®” on the w/o 2/26/18.

 
WEEK NO. 37:            ADULTS 18-49            TOTAL VIEWERS
            No.1   ABC  1.8            No.1  ABC     6,290,000
No.2   NBC  1.2           No.2  NBC     4,820,000
No.3   CBS   0.6            No.3  CBS      4,730,000
No.3   FOX  0.6            No.4  FOX      2,120,000
No.5   CW   0.2            No.5  CW          880,000

 

Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live + Same Day Program Ratings for week of 6/4/18.
                          
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