celtics lakers game 5 TV Ratings: Celtics defeat Tony Awards, Lakers for ABC Sunday winFast National ratings for Sunday, June 13, 2010.

Another Sunday night, another Celtics defeat of the Lakers NBA finals, another win for ABC.

Game 5 of the Lakers-Celtics NBC finals brought
ABC an even bigger win than the previous Sunday night. It earned a 7.6 share/13 households and 12.8 million viewers average for the night. The 2010 Tony Awards on CBS garnered a second-place finish
with 4.8/8 and 7.5 million viewers. NBC was in third with a 2.3/4 and 3.6 million viewers, with FOX right on its heels with a 2.0/3 and 3.4 million viewers.

The 18-49 demo
average was an even bigger win for ABC at 4.8 share. FOX’s animated series earned it a second-place 1.5, CBS’ Tonys a 1.2 and NBC’s “Dateline” and reruns a 1.0.

hour by hour:

7 p.m.

CBS: “60
Minutes” (8.9 million viewers, 5.7/11 households)
ABC: “Jimmy
Kimmel Live” (8.2 million, 4.6/9), NBA countdown (8.8 million, 5.1/9)
NBC: “Dateline” 
(5.6 million, 3.7/7)
FOX: “‘Til Death” (2.1 million, 1.3/3),
“Sons of Tucson” (2.0 million, 1.3/2)

18-49 leader:
Kimmel”/NBA pre-game (3.1)

8 p.m.

finals (12.1 million, 7.2/13)
CBS: 2010 Tony Awards (7.5 million, 4.8/8)
“Simpsons” rerun (4.0 million, 2.3/4), “Cleveland Show” rerun (3.8
NBC: “Losing it with Jillian Michaels” rerun  (2.7
million, 1.9/3)

18-49 leader: NBA finals (4.4)


ABC: NBA finals  (14.5 million, 8.7/14)
CBS: 2010 Tony Awards (7.1 million, 4.5/7)
FOX: “Family
Guy” rerun (4.5 million, 2.6/4), “American Dad” rerun (3.9 million,
NBC: “Last Comic Standing” rerun (2.9 million, 1.8/3)

NBA finals (5.5)

10 p.m.

NBA finals (16.2 million, 9.7/16)
NBC: “Last Comic Standing” rerun (3.1
million, 2.0/3)
CBS: 2010 Tony Awards (6.5
million, 4.1/7)

18-49 leader: NBA Finals (6.3)


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

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."