nba finals 14 game 2 TV ratings: NBA Finals dominate Sunday, Miss USA tops Tony AwardsFast National ratings for Sunday, June 8, 2014

The NBA Finals gave ABC another big ratings win Sunday night, with Game 2 of the Spurs-Heat series holding fairly steady with the opener Thursday. The game scored a metered-market rating of 10.2, down just slightly from Game 1’s 10.4. The fast national numbers below, subject to adjustment for the live telecast, are currently running higher than last year’s Game 2.

Elsewhere Sunday, the Miss USA pageant on NBC was up over last year and beat out CBS’ broadcast of the Tony Awards in adults 18-49, although the Tonys brought in a bigger total audience. The finale of “Cosmos” on FOX was down some.

ABC drew just under 11 million viewers and a 6.6 rating/11 share in households for the night, pending updates. CBS (7.4 million, 4.7/8) took second, beating out NBC’s 5.4 million viewers and 3.4/6. FOX trailed with 2.2 million viewers and a 1.4/2.

ABC’s 4.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic topped the combined total of the other three broadcast nets. NBC finished second at 1.2, followed by CBS, 1.1, and FOX, 0.9.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.

CBS: “60 Minutes” (8.5 million viewers, 5.5/11 households)
ABC: “Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night” (6.2 million, 3.6/7)/”NBA Countdown” (6.5 million, 3.9/7)
NBC: “Dateline” (5.1 million, 3.3/6)
FOX: “Enlisted” (1 million, 0.7/1)/”American Dad” rerun (1.3 million, 0.8/2)

18-49 leader: “NBA Countdown” (2.3)

8 p.m.

ABC: NBA Finals Game 2 – Spurs/Heat (10.5 million, 6.5/11)
CBS: 68th Tony Awards (7.6 million, 4.9/8)
NBC: Miss USA 2014 (4.4 million, 2.8/5)
FOX: “The Simpsons” rerun (2.3 million, 1.4/3)/”Family Guy” rerun (2.4 million, 1.5/3)

18-49 leader: NBA Finals (4.0)

9 p.m.

ABC: NBA Finals (13.1 million, 7.8/13)
CBS: Tony Awards (7 million, 4.4/7)
NBC: Miss USA 2014 (5.75 million, 3.5/6)
FOX: “Cosmos” finale (3 million, 1.9/3)

18-49 leader: NBA Finals (5.3)

10 p.m.

ABC: NBA Finals (14.1 million, 8.4/14)
NBC: Miss USA 2014 (6.5 million, 3.9/7)
CBS: Tony Awards (6.4 million, 4.1/7)

18-49 leader: NBA Finals (5.9)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Rick Porter