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JNA17
06-11-2010, 01:45 PM
http://tvbythenumbers.com/2010/06/11/tv-ratings-thursday-nba-finals-game-4-down-slightly-vs-last-year/53788


The primetime portion (9-11p) of Game 4 of the NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics scored a 4.7 adults 18-49 rating, down 2% vs. last year’s Game 4 (Lakers-Magic), which posted a 4.8 rating from 9-11p in the Fast Nationals before rising to a 6.4/20 from 9:02p-12:23a in the Finals.

Table 3:


Code:
Time Net Show Rating Share Viewers (million)

9:00 ABC 2009 NBA Finals Game 4 5.3 15 13.66
9:00 ABC 2010 NBA Finals Game 4 3.9 12 10.00

9:30 ABC 2009 NBA Finals Game 4 4.4 12 11.31
9:30 ABC 2010 NBA Finals Game 4 4.7 14 11.86

10:00 ABC 2009 NBA Finals Game 4 4.8 14 12.00
10:00 ABC 2010 NBA Finals Game 4 4.6 14 11.50

10:30 ABC 2009 NBA Finals Game 4 4.8 14 11.87
10:30 ABC 2010 NBA Finals Game 4 5.7 17 13.49

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Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2010 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved

Release:

http://tvbythenumbers.com/2010/06/09/the-nba-finals-game-3-generates-its-best-results-in-6-years-registering-as-the-second-strongest-ever-numbers-on-abc/53609


The NBA Finals Generates its Best Results in 6 Years, Registering as the Second-Strongest-Ever Numbers on ABC

Posted June 9th, 2010
by Bill Gorman

via press release:

ABC Wins Tuesday with Coverage of 2010 NBA Championship Series, Registering its 2nd-Highest-Ever Prime Numbers with The Finals’ Game 3 For the 3rd Straight Telecast this Year, the “NBA Finals on ABC” Stands as the Night’s No. 1 TV Show in Viewers and All Key Adults Demos. “JKL Game Night” Specials Continue to Outpace Last Year And Deliver Broad Exposure for the ABC Late-Night Talker. The NBA Finals Generates its Best Results in 6 Years, Registering as the Second-Strongest-Ever Numbers on ABC. ABC Scores its Highest-Ever Game 3 Ratings with Key Men and Teens 12-17 Tuesday Night (8:00-11:00 p.m.)

Airing Game 3 of the 2010 NBA Finals (Celtics-Lakers), ABC won Tuesday night in Total Viewers (10.8 million) and across all key Adult demos: AD18-34 (4.5/15), AD18-49 (4.4/13) and AD25-54 (4.4/12). ABC outdelivered its nearest competition during primetime by 1.6 million viewers (10.8 million vs. 9.2 million – CBS) and by 13% in Adults 18-49 (4.4/13 vs. 3.9/11 – Fox), snapping Fox’s 21-week young adult winning streak on the night. It was ABC’s 3rd straight primetime win with coverage of the 2010 NBA Finals.
Among viewers and young adults, ABC’s marked its strongest summer Tuesday performance in almost 2 years – since 6/17/08, with its broadcast of the series-clinching Game 6 of the 2008 NBA Championship Series (Celtics-Lakers).

The Network posted its second-strongest-ever primetime results with a Game 3 of the NBA Finals in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. ABC began carriage of the NBA Finals starting in 2003.
“Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night 3” (Various Time Periods)

For the 3rd straight telecast, “JKL Game Night” increased its overall audience year to year. On average, ABC’s 2010 “JKL Game Night” specials are up by 9% in Total Viewers (3.7 million vs. 3.3 million), over the first three telecasts last year, drawing its biggest audience in its 3 years on the air. The “Game Night” specials continue to generate broad exposure for “JKL,” up by wide margins in viewers (+125%) and young adults (+120%) over its late-night season averages (2009-10 TV Season = 1.6 million and 0.5/3).

“NBA Finals on ABC – GM 3” (9:04 – 11:55 p.m., ET)

The “NBA Finals on ABC – GM 3” topped stiff competition during primetime, including Fox’s season finale of “Glee” and NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” to finish as Tuesday’s No. 1 TV program in Total Viewers (16.0 million) and across each of the key adult demographics: A18-34 (7.0/22), A18-49 (6.7/19) and A25-54 (6.6/18). It was the 3rd broadcast in a row for the 2010 NBA Finals to qualify as the evening’s highest-rated television program in viewers and key adults. The LA Lakers beat the Boston Celtics by a score of 91-84, to lead the best-of-seven series 2-1.
In viewers and young adults, it was the biggest Game 3 for the NBA Championship Series in 6 years and the second-highest-ever on ABC – since Game 3 of the 2004 series on 6/10/04. In addition, it was the highest-rated-ever Game 3 on ABC among Men 18-34, Men 18-49 and Teens 12-17.

Based on 3-game averages, the 2010 NBA Championship Series continues to pull the strongest results in 6 years (since 2004), its 2nd-highest-ever numbers on ABC in both Total Viewers (15.3 million) and Adults 18-49 (6.3/18). Compared to the first three games of 2009 (Lakers-Magic), The Finals is building year to year by 1.5 million viewers and by 11% in Adults 18-49 (13.8 million and 5.7/16).
A note about increasing DVR penetration and year-to-year rating comparisons: Year-to-year rating comparisons based on the Live + Same Day data stream are distorted by the level of DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample, which has jumped up to 36% currently, from 31% at the same point in 2009. More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables, which may not be reflected in the overnight next-day numbers. The only truly valid year-to-year comparison would be one based on the Live + 7 Day metric, once those stats are released by Nielsen.

Source: The Nielsen Company (National, Live + Same Day Program Ratings), 6/8/10.

Release:

http://tvbythenumbers.com/2010/06/07/abc-dominates-sunday-with-biggest-nba-finals-game-2-in-6-years/53339


ABC Dominates Sunday with Biggest NBA Finals Game 2 in 6 Years

Posted June 7th, 2010
by Bill Gorman

via press release:

Driven by Game 2 of the 2010 NBA Finals, ABC Towers Over Sunday’s Primetime, Beating its Nearest Competitors by 4.5 Million Viewers and by 137% in Adults 18-49. For the 2nd Consecutive Broadcast this Year, the “NBA Finals on ABC” Qualifies as the Night’s No. 1 TV Show in Viewers and All Key Adults Demos In Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, Game 2 of the NBA Finals is the Biggest in 6 Years and Qualifies as ABC’s Second-Strongest-Ever Game 2

Sunday Night (7:00-11:00 p.m. – “Fast Affiliate Ratings”)

Driven by Game 2 coverage of the 2010 NBA Finals, featuring the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers, ABC turned in a convincing win on Sunday evening. According to Nielsen’s preliminary time-period-based “Fast Affiliate” ratings, ABC outpaced its nearest competition during primetime by 4.5 million viewers (11.1 million vs. 6.6 million – CBS) and by 137% in Adults 18-49 (4.5/13 vs. 1.9/6 – NBC). In Adults 18-49, ABC beat the combined delivery of CBS, NBC and Fox on the evening (4.5/13 vs. 4.4/13). It was ABC’s 2nd consecutive night to claim a dominant primetime victory with coverage of the 2010 NBA Finals.

“NBA Finals on ABC – GM 2” (8:04 – 11:04 p.m., ET “Fast National Ratings”)

According to Nielsen’s special-ordered program-based “Fast National” ratings, the “NBA Finals on ABC – GM 2” overcame its competitors during primetime, including NBC’s broadcast of the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals, to qualify as Sunday night’s No. 1 TV program in Total Viewers (15.5 million) and across each of the key adult demographics: A18-34 (6.4 rating), A18-49 (6.3 rating) and A25-54 (6.3 rating). It was the 2nd straight telecast for the 2009 NBA Finals to stand as the night’s top-rated television program in viewers and key adults. The Boston Celtics defeated the Los Angeles Lakers by a score of 101-96, tying the best-of-seven series at 1-1
ABC’s Game 2 of the 2010 NBA Finals posted solid year-to-year increases in Total Viewers (+1.4 million) and Adults 18-49 (+9%), over the second game of the 2009 Lakers-Orlando Finals (14.1 million & 5.8/17 on 6/7/09). In viewers and young adults, it was the strongest Game 2 for the NBA Championship Series in 6 years and the second-highest-ever on ABC – since Game 2 of the 2004 series on 6/8/04. ABC began carriage of the NBA Finals starting in 2003.
A note about increasing DVR penetration and year-to-year rating comparisons: Year-to-year rating comparisons based on the Live + Same Day data stream are distorted by the level of DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample, which has jumped up to 36% currently, from 31% at the same point in 2009. More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables, which may not be reflected in the overnight next-day numbers. The only truly valid year-to-year comparison would be one based on the Live + 7 Day metric, once those stats are released by Nielsen.

Source: The Nielsen Company (Fast Affiliate time period and Fast National Program Live + Same Day Ratings), 6/6/10.

Release:

http://tvbythenumbers.com/2010/06/04/abc-generates-its-most-watched-ever-opening-night-with-the-nba-finals/53251


ABC Generates its Most-Watched-Ever Opening Night with the NBA Finals

Posted June 4th, 2010
by Bill Gorman

via press release:

With Coverage of the 2010 NBA Finals Game 1, ABC Wins Thursday by Wide Margins in Viewers and Adults 18-49. ABC Scores its Top Thursday with Summer Programming Since September ‘05 And Generates its Most-Watched-Ever Opening Night with the NBA Finals. ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night” Achieves its Highest Numbers Ever. Celtics-Lakers 2010 NBA Finals Game 1 Overshadows the Primetime Landscape, Standing as Thursday’s No. 1 TV Program in Viewers and Across All Key Adults. Among Viewers and Adults 18-49, Game 1 of 2010 Marks the Highest-Rated. Start for the NBA Finals in 6 Years and is the 2nd-Highest-Ever Opener on ABC.

Thursday Night (8:00-11:00 p.m.)

With coverage of the 2010 NBA Finals Game 1 between the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics, ABC posted a dominant win on Thursday night, beating its nearest competition (Fox) by 2.0 million viewers (10.7 million vs. 8.7 million) and by 24% in Adults 18-49 (4.1/14 vs. 3.3/11).
In Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 (tie), ABC tallied its strongest Thursday with summer programming since September 2005 – since 9/8/05.

The Net produced its most-watched-ever opening night with the NBA Finals. It was also ABC’s highest-ever opening night delivery with the NBA Championship Series in Adults 18-34 (4.2/15-tie), Men 18-49 (5.4/19-tie), Men 25-54 (5.5/17-tie) and Teens 12-17 (3.2/13).
“Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night 1” (Various Time Periods)

Airing around the NBA Finals in various time periods across the country, the “Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night” special generated broad exposure for the ABC late-night talker in primetime. ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night” achieved its best-ever numbers for any telecast, since it began airing in 2008 (a total of 12 telecasts). The “JKL” special was up over last year’s opening-night telecast by 17% in Total Viewers (4.2 million vs. 3.6 million) and by 8% in Adults 18-49 (1.3/5 vs. 1.2/4).
Thursday’s (6/3/10) late-night telecast of “JKL” equaled the show’s highest Metered Market Adult 18-49 rating (0.9) in more than 3 months - since 3/1/10.
“NBA Finals on ABC – GM 1” (9:04 p.m. – 12:00 a.m, ET)

Featuring the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers, ABC’s “2010 NBA Finals Game 1” towered over its primetime competition and finished as Thursday’s definitive No. 1 TV program in Total Viewers (14.1 million) and across each of the key Adult demographics: A18-34 (5.9/20), A18-49 (5.7/18) and A25-54 (5.8/17). Los Angeles won the opening game of the series by a score of 102-89 to lead the best-of-seven series 1-0.
In Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, Game 1 of the 2010 NBA Finals qualifies as the best start for the Championship Series in 6 years (since 2004 Pistons-Lakers) and as the second-highest-ever opening game for The Finals on ABC – beginning with coverage in 2003.

Game 1 of the 2010 NBA Finals delivered a 25.2/43 Household number in Los Angeles and a 19.1/34 in Boston.
A note about increasing DVR penetration and year-to-year rating comparisons: Year-to-year rating comparisons based on the Live + Same Day data stream are distorted by the level of DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample, which has jumped up to 36% currently, from 31% at the same point in 2009. More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables, which may not be reflected in the overnight next-day numbers. The only truly valid year-to-year comparison would be one based on the Live + 7 Day metric, once those stats are released by Nielsen.

Source: The Nielsen Company (National, Live + Same Day Program Ratings), 6/3/10. Metered Market averages based on Local People Meter data for 6/3/10.

Boston Faithful
06-11-2010, 02:15 PM
This is the worst article ever, the actual full rating was way up from last year. Why did you ever post this?

Just because 18-49 was down means ****.

D Roses Bulls
06-11-2010, 02:26 PM
the ratings are down some what, i was reading in the tribune today about it. everyone i talk to really doesnt care about this match up as much as other match ups in the past.

JNA17
06-11-2010, 02:46 PM
Why did you ever post this?

Because i thought it was interesting?

ko8e24
06-11-2010, 02:53 PM
Because i thought it was interesting?

Good thread JNA17, just ignore BostonFaithful, he's just being pissed beforehand for when the Lakers give the Celtics a BEATDOWN IN BEANTOWN IN GAME 5! :)

Sly Guy
06-11-2010, 02:54 PM
and I was one of those 2%. I'm done with the NBA for this year, and it'll be on a really short leash next year. College hoops might be the only way to watch if stern keeps goin the way he's goin.

Corey
06-11-2010, 02:58 PM
Overall, it's still up to par with last year, isn't it?

thawv
06-11-2010, 03:00 PM
Strange thread. Who really cares?

JordansBulls
06-11-2010, 03:40 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/playoffs/2010/news/story?id=5276745




NEW YORK -- The Celtics' series-tying win earned the highest preliminary rating for Game 4 of an NBA finals since 2004.

Boston's 96-89 victory over the Lakers on Thursday night on ABC drew an 11.6 overnight rating. That's up 6 percent from the 10.9 for last year's Orlando-L.A. Game 4.

This series has also been drawing higher ratings than the Celtics-Lakers matchup in 2008. The numbers have been the best since the Detroit-L.A. series six years ago. Game 4 that year earned a 14.5 overnight rating.

Ratings measure the percentage of all homes with televisions tuned into a program. Overnight ratings represent the country's largest markets.

Bruno
06-11-2010, 04:15 PM
Ratings are BS. Why should we care that sponsors trying to sell us stupid crap we don't need are reaching a larger audience. Thanks Coors light, because I needed a window, and for my can to turn blue before I realized it was cold. The whole, its been in a refrigerator for 3 hours left some room for doubt on that one. Not that I ever drink any watered down American crap.

Kakaroach
06-11-2010, 04:18 PM
Overall, it's still up to par with last year, isn't it? Yeah their higher than last year by far. The ratings are just down from Game 3.

Baldyy
06-11-2010, 04:53 PM
Whoever didn't watch last night missed out

THE MTL
06-11-2010, 06:11 PM
The ratings are definitely higher than last year's ratings by far!!!! Almost every article says it.

The NBA Finals last year was HORRIBLE! I actually stopped watching it. The Magic didnt stand a chance and I guess the only reason why last year Game 4 was higher was probi cause everyone wanted to see Kobe get his "first true ring" (w/o Shaq).

still1ballin
06-11-2010, 06:18 PM
The ratings are definitely higher than last year's ratings by far!!!! Almost every article says it.

slamfan4life
06-12-2010, 08:05 PM
no way celtics-lakers doesnt get a bigger audience

td0tsfinest
06-12-2010, 08:35 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/playoffs/2010/news/story?id=5276745

I was actually about to post this. How can they be down? When they've been the highest since 2004.