NBA, ‘Dancing’ Win Weekly Demo Crown for ABC

Jun 28, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Driven by its summer reality hit “Dancing With the Stars” and the NBA finals, ABC won the week ended June 26 in adults 18 to 49, but CBS prevailed in total viewers.

Game 7 of the NBA finals on Thursday, June 23, was the highest-rated program for the week in both adults 18 to 49 (7.6 rating) and total viewers (18.9 million), according to Nielsen Media Research. Game 6 was No. 2 in the demo with a 5.3, followed by “Dancing” (4.4). In total viewers, “Dancing” came in second with 15.5 million, followed by Game 6 (13.4 million).

ABC won the week in adults 18 to 49 with a 2.6, followed by CBS and Fox (both 2.1), NBC (2.0), UPN (1.1) and The WB (0.9). CBS won the week in total viewers with 7.5 million, followed by ABC (7.2 million), NBC (6 million), Fox (4.9 million), UPN (2.7 million) and The WB (2.2 million).