nba finals 13 game 2 TV ratings: Tony Awards rise and NBA Finals rule SundayFast National ratings for Sunday, June 9, 2013

Game 2 of the NBA Finals gave ABC an easy ratings win Sunday, despite the Miami Heat blowing out the San Antonio Spurs and the game ending before 11 p.m. ET.

Also Sunday, the Tony Awards scored ratings gains for CBS, growing by more than a million viewers and a couple tenths of a point in adults 18-49 over last year’s telecast. FOX and NBC went with full lineups of repeats.

ABC drew just under 10 million viewers and a 5.9 rating/10 share in primetime — numbers that will likely rise when they’re adjusted for the live NBA telecast. CBS (7.7 million, 5.0/9) came in second. NBC finished a distant third with 3.4 million viewers and a 2.2/4. FOX (2.3 million, 1.4/2) trailed.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, ABC’s 3.9 rating beat the combined total of the other three networks. CBS posted a 1.2 for second, followed by FOX, 1.0, and NBC, 0.9.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.

CBS: “60 Minutes” (9.15 million viewers, 6.0/11 households)
ABC: “Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night” (5.35 million, 3.2/6)/”NBA Countdown” (5 million, 3.0/6)
NBC: “The Voice” rerun (2.2 million, 1.5/3)
FOX: “The Cleveland Show” rerun (1.6 million, 1.0/2)/”American Dad” rerun (1.9 million, 1.2/2)

18-49 leader: “JKL: Game Night”/”NBA Countdown” (1.9)

8 p.m.

ABC: NBA Finals Game 2 – Spurs/Heat (11.7 million, 6.9/12)
CBS: 67th Annual Tony Awards (7.7 million, 5.0/9)
NBC: “The Voice” rerun (2.6 million, 1.8/3)
FOX: “The Simpsons” rerun (2.4 million, 1.5/3)/”Bob’s Burgers” rerun (2.1 million, 1.3/2)

18-49 leader: NBA Finals (4.3)

9 p.m.

ABC: NBA Finals Game 2 (13.1 million, 7.7/12)
CBS: Tony Awards (7.1 million, 4.6/7)
NBC: “America’s Got Talent” rerun (3.9 million, 2.5/4)
FOX: “Family Guy” reruns – two episodes (2.85 million, 1.7/3)

18-49 leader: NBA Finals (5.2)

10 p.m.

ABC: NBA Finals (13.1 million, 7.6/12)/NBA post-game (6.75 million, 4.3/7)
CBS: Tony Awards (6.85 million, 4.4/7)
NBC: “America’s Got Talent” rerun (4.9 million, 3.0/5)

18-49 leader: NBA Finals (5.5)

Ratings 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:Rick Porter