nba finals game 2 TV Ratings: Celtics defeat of Lakers good for ABC Sunday winFast National ratings for Sunday, June 6, 2010.

ABC rode the NBA finals to an easy win Sunday, June 6, defeating CBS’ reruns and NBC’s Stanley Cup finals.

Game 2 of the Lakers-Celtics finals brought ABC a win with a 6.5 share/11 households and 11.1 million viewers average for the night. CBS’ “60 Minutes” garnered a second-place finish with 4.4/8 and 6.6 million viewers, with NBC’s hockey coming in third with 3.0/5 and 5.2 million viewers. FOX’s sitcoms and animated series took fourth with a 2.1/4 and 3.4 million viewers.

The 18-49 demo average for the night were an even bigger win for ABC. They took in a 4.5 rating, with NBC trailing at 1.9, FOX at 1.4 and CBS at 1.1.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.

CBS: “60
Minutes” (10.2 million viewers, 6.7/13 households)
ABC: “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (6.8 million, 3.9/8), NBA countdown (8.3 million, 4.8/9)
NBC: “Harry Potter” special (2.6 million, 1.7/3) “Dateline” 
(3.6 million, 2.2/4)
FOX: “‘Til Death” (2.2 million, 1.4/3),
“Sons of Tucson” (1.9 million, 1.3/2)

18-49 leader:
“Jimmy Kimmel”/NBA pre-game (3.0)

8 p.m.

ABC: NBA finals (10.6 million, 6.3/11)
NBC: Stanley Cup finals  (5.5 million, 3.1/5)
CBS: “Medium” rerun (5.1 million, 3.4/6)
FOX: “Simpsons” rerun (3.8 million, 2.2/4), “Cleveland Show” rerun (3.6 million,

18-49 leader: NBA finals (4.2)


ABC: NBA finals  (12.1 million, 7.2/12)
NBC: Stanley Cup finals (6.3 million, 3.5/6)
“The Good Wife” rerun (4.9 million, 3.3/5)
FOX: “Family Guy” rerun (4.7 million, 2.8/5), “American Dad” rerun (4.2 million, 2.6/4)

NBA finals (4.9)

10 p.m.

ABC: NBA finals (14 million, 8.3/14)
NBC: Stanley Cup finals (6.1 million, 3.5/6)
CBS: “Cold Case” rerun (5.9
million, 4/7)

18-49 leader: NBA Finals (5.9)

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

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Posted by:Andrea Reiher

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