nba finals 2012 game 3 TV ratings: NBA Finals give ABC another win Sunday, U.S. Open boosts NBCFast National ratings for Sunday, June 17, 2012

Sports ruled Sunday night’s ratings, with the NBA Finals scoring more big ratings for ABC and the final round of golf’s U.S. Open, which went deep into primetime, giving NBC much better numbers than a typical summer Sunday.

Numbers for ABC and NBC will change with adjustments for live sports coverage, but as it stands now, ABC led the night with 11.5 million viewers and a 6.6 rating/12 share in households. NBC (8.8 million, 5.4/10) finished second. CBS took third with 5.4 million viewers and a 3.6/6 with a lineup of mostly reruns. FOX was all repeats and finished with 2.8 million viewers and a 1.6/3.

ABC once again dominated the adults 18-49 demographic with a 4.8 rating. NBC came in second with a 2.1. FOX averaged 1.2 and CBS 0.8.

]]>7 p.m. NBC: U.S. Open Golf Championship (10.1 million viewers, 6.1/12 households)
CBS: “60 Minutes” (7.35 million, 4.7/9)
ABC: “Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night” (5.2 million, 3.1/6)/”NBA Countdown” (6.45 million, 3.7/7)
FOX: “American Dad” rerun (1.7 million, 1.0/2)/”The Cleveland Show” rerun (2.1 million, 1.2/2) 18-49 leader: “NBA Countdown” (2.6) 8 p.m. ABC: NBA Finals Game 3 – Thunder/Heat (10.9 million, 6.2/11)
NBC: U.S. Open Golf Championship (8.8 million, 5.4/10)
CBS: “Blue Bloods” rerun (5 million, 3.3/6)
FOX: “The Simpsons” rerun (2.8 million, 1.6/3)/”Bob’s Burgers” rerun (2.6 million, 1.5/3) 18-49 leader: NBA Finals (4.4) 9 p.m. ABC: NBA Finals (13.65 million, 7.7/13)
NBC: U.S. Open Golf Championship (9.4 million, 5.9/10)
CBS: “The Good Wife” rerun (4.2 million, 3.0/5)
FOX: “Family Guy” rerun (3.6 million, 2.2/4)/”American Dad” rerun (3.3 million, 1.9/3) 18-49 leader: NBA Finals (5.7) 10 p.m. ABC: “NBA Finals” (15.6 million, 9.1/15)
NBC: U.S. Open Golf Championship (9.6 million, 6.0/10)/”Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” rerun (4.05 million, 2.6/4)
CBS: “The Mentalist” rerun (5 million, 3.4/6) 18-49 leader: NBA Finals (6.6)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable

Posted by:Rick Porter