2012 nba finals game 4 TV Ratings: 2012 NBA Finals Game 4 earns ABC a big winFast National ratings for Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Game 4 of the NBA Finals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat gave ABC a big ratings win Tuesday night, more than doubling the 18-49 demo numbers of second-place FOX.

ABC averaged 11.6 million viewers, up 600,000 from last week’s Game 1, which aired the same night and time. It also earned a 7.1 rating and 12 share in households – and those numbers will rise when adjusted for the live broadcast.

CBS was second with 7.1 million, 4.8/8, followed by NBC with 5.9 million, 3.7/6, and FOX at 5.2 million, 3.1/5. The CW trailed with 845,000 viewers, 0.6/1.

In the adults 18-49 demo, ABC won easily with a 4.9, up .3 from last week. FOX was second with 2.1, followed by NBC (1.5), CBS (1.2) and the CW (0.3).

Tuesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

“NCIS” rerun (8.2 million viewers, 5.3/9 households)
ABC: “Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night” (6.9 million, 4.5/8)/”NBA Countdown” (7.3 million, 4.7/8)
NBC: “America’s Got Talent” rerun (6.5 million, 4.0/7)
FOX: “Hell’s Kitchen” (5.3 million, 3.2/6)
The CW: “The Catalina” (989,000, 0.7/1)

18-49 leader:
“NBA Countdown” (2.8)

9 p.m.

NBA Finals Game 4 – Thunder at Heat (12.6 million, 7.7/12)
CBS: “NCIS: Los Angeles” rerun (7.4 million, 4.9/8)
NBC: “America’s Got Talent” rerun (6.99 million, 4.3/7)
FOX: “MasterChef” (5.1 million, 3.0/5)
The CW: “The L.A. Complex” rerun (700,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader:
NBA Finals (5.4)

10 p.m.

NBA Finals Game 4 (15.1 million, 9.0/15)
CBS: “48 Hours Mystery” (5.8 million, 4.1/7)
NBC: “Love in the Wild” (4.1 million, 2.6/4)

18-49 leader:
NBA Finals (6.5)

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

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."