The NBA Finals are already showing that they are not the Stanley Cup Finals when it comes to the ratings — as a matter of fact, the small-market Oklahoma City Thunder team may even be drawing some better ratings than the Dallas Mavericks did against the Miami Heat last year.
ABC – Overall numbers for Game 1 of the series are not available, but expect the network to easily win the night in viewers and in the 18-49 demographic.
NBC – The Finals did clearly hurt the Peacock’s lineup, as “America’s Got Talent” dropped to its lowest Tuesday rating of the season in a 3.0. “American Ninja Warrior” also was seemingly hurt by the pre-game as it only posted a 1.6. “Love in the Wild” actually held on to its 1.6 rating,
The CW – The only new program here was “The Catalina,” and it barely registered with a 0.2 rating.
Fox – With CBS in repeats, Fox was the only other network with new programming — and with basketball looming large, both “Hell’s Kitchen” and “MasterChef” fell from some stellar Monday numbers to score 2.1 ratings on the night.
What did you end up watching Tuesday?