NBA Finals Win Sunday for ABC

Jun 12, 2006  •  Post A Comment

ABC was the top-rated network Sunday in the adults 18 to 49 demographic, propelled by game 2 of the NBA Finals featuring the Miami Heat and the Dallas Mavericks.

The NBA game scored a 4.8 preliminary national rating in adults 18 to 49, a number that includes live-plus-same-day viewing, according to Nielsen Media Research.

Fox was the No. 2 network for the night with its comedy repeats. “Family Guy” at 9 p.m. (ET) scored a 3.0 in adults 18 to 49, the highest-rated nonsports program on Sunday. At 9:30 p.m. Fox aired a special showing of the FX comedy series “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” which rated a 1.7 in the demo. That was down 26 percent from last week’s repeat of “American Dad” in the time period. “Philadelphia” will debut its second season on FX June 29.

On CBS the telecast of the 60th Annual Tony Awards scored a 1.4 in the demo, on par with its performance last year.