ABC’s coverage of this year’s NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers accounted for the six top-rated programs for the month of June thus far.
The finals peaked during game six on June 17 from 11:45 p.m.-midnight ET, when the Celtics beat the Lakers to clench the championship title.
|Top Network Television Rakings (June 2008 to date)|
|Rank||Show (Network), Date||Household Rating||Average Viewers (millions)|
|1.||NBA Finals Game 5 (ABC), June 15||10.2||17.4|
|2.||NBA Finals Game 6 (ABC), June 17||10.7||16.9|
|3.||NBA Finals Game 3 (ABC), June 10||9.2||14.5|
|4.||NBA Finals Game 4 (ABC), June 12||8.7||13.8|
|5.||NBA Finals Game 2 (ABC), June 8||8.5||13.5|
|6.||NBA Finals Game 2 (ABC), June 5||8.7||13.4|
|7.||Belmont Stakes (ABC), June 5||8.2||13.1|
|8.||America’s Got Talen (NBC), June 17||7.8||12.8|
|9.||U.S. Open Golf (NBC), June 15||7.5||12.0|
|10.||Two and a Half Men (CBS), June 9||6.9||10.7|
|Source: Nilesen Media Research.|