ABC Dominates 3rd Straight Night of 2018 NBA Finals as ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night 3’ Posts Best-Ever Results

ABC Dominates 3rd Straight Night of 2018 NBA Finals as ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night 3’ Posts Best-Ever Results

June 7, 2018
Quick Take for Wednesday, June 6, 2018
(National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)

ABC Outdraws the Other Networks Combined on Wednesday Night

ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night 3’ Scores Best-Ever Numbers

The 2018 NBA Finals Deliver 3rd Most-Watched Game 3 Ever on ABC

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Wednesday Night (8:00-11:00 p.m.)
With continuing coverage of the 2018 NBA Finals (Cleveland-Golden State GM3), ABC took full control of prime time, topping the other networks combined on Wednesday for the 3rd consecutive telecast by 4% in Total Viewers (13.0 million vs. 12.5 million – CBS, NBC, Fox and CW combined) and nearly doubling the other nets combined on Wednesday in Adults 18-49 (+84% – 4.6/20 vs. 2.5/11).

“Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night 3” (Various Time Periods)
Airing around the NBA Finals in various time periods across the country, “Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night 3” broadened the exposure for the ABC late-night talker in prime time. Growing year over year for the 7th straight yearin Total Viewers (+5% – 4.3 million vs. 4.1 million), “Kimmel: Game Night” drew its biggest-ever audience for a Game Night 3. Building over Night 2 in both Total Viewers (+34%) and Adults 18-49 (+57%), the third broadcast of “Kimmel: Game Night” marked the annual special’s best numbers of 2018 yet.

  • On average, “Kimmel: Game Night 3” was up a sharp 87% in Total Viewers (4.3 million vs. 2.3 million) and 120% in Adults 18-49 (1.1/5 vs. 0.5/3) over the show’s 2017-18 season averages in late-night. 

 

“NBA Finals on ABC Game 3” (8:58 – 11:37 p.m. EDT)
Featuring the Golden State at Cleveland, ABC’s 2018 NBA Finals Game 3 was Wednesday’s dominant No. 1 TV programwith an average audience of 17.9 million viewers and a 6.4/27 in Adults 18-49. It was the 3rd consecutive broadcast for the 2018 NBA Finals to finish as the definitive No. 1 TV show in prime time. The Golden State Warriors won the game 110-102 to lead the best-of-seven series 3-0. It was the 3rd most-watched NBA Finals Game 3 on ABC, trailing only the high-water marks set between the same two teams in 2017 and 2015, respectively.
                                                                                                                                                      
Source: The Nielsen Company, National, Live + Same Day Program Ratings for 6/6/18, unless noted otherwise. 

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