nba-finals-14-game-4-ratings.jpgFast National ratings for Thursday, June 12, 2014

Game 4 of the NBA Finals brought ABC another big ratings win Thursday, despite the second straight blowout on the court. The game scored a 10.6 rating in the metered markets, the highest yet for this year’s finals, and the fast national numbers are up a little from Game 3 on Tuesday.

Also Thursday, “Hell’s Kitchen” was steady for FOX in adults 18-49 and up a bit week to week in viewers. NBC’s “Undateable” also held even with last week, although “Last Comic Standing” fell some.

ABC delivered 10.6 million viewers and a 6.6 rating/12 share in households in primetime, pending updates for the live NBA telecast. CBS (5.4 million, 3.6/6) came in a distant second. NBC (3.85 million, 2.5/4) beat out FOX (3.75 million, 2.3/4) for third. The CW (576,000, 0.4/1) trailed.

ABC also dominated the 18-49 demographic with a 4.2 rating. FOX was the best of the rest at 1.2, and CBS and NBC tied for third at 1.1. The CW drew a 0.2.

Thursday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: “The Big Bang Theory” rerun (8.2 million viewers, 5.3/10 households)/”Mom” rerun (6.3 million, 4.1/7)
ABC: “Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night” (5.9 million, 3.8/7)/”NBA Countdown” (6.5 million, 4.1/7)
FOX: “Hell’s Kitchen” (4.8 million, 2.9/5)
NBC: “Hollywood Game Night” (4.3 million, 2.8/5)
The CW: “The Vampire Diaries” rerun (578,000, 0.4/1)

18-49 leader: “NBA Countdown” (2.4)

9 p.m.

ABC: NBA Finals Game 4 – Heat/Spurs (11.9 million, 7.4/13)
CBS: “Two and a Half Men” rerun (5.5 million, 3.7/6)/”The Millers” rerun (4.4 million, 3.1/5)
NBC: “Undateable” – two episodes (3.15 million, 2.1/4)
FOX: “Gang Related” (2.7 million, 1.8/3)
The CW: “The Originals” rerun (574,000, 0.4/1)

18-49 leader: NBA Finals (4.7)

10 p.m.

ABC: NBA Finals Game 4 (13.7 million, 8.6/15)
NBC: “Last Comic Standing” (4.1 million, 2.6/5)
CBS: “Elementary” rerun (3.9 million, 2.8/5)

18-49 leader: NBA Finals (5.7)

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