Ratings: Miami Heat beat Dallas Mavericks, and ABC's competition

115273302.jpgFast affiliate ratings for Sunday, May 22, 2011.

Note: Because ABC aired Game 3 of the 2011 NBA Finals live in all timezones, these fast affiliate ratings are skewed.

Regardless of the live event ratings issues, though, one thing is clear: ABC easily won the night with its broadcast of the Heat/Mavericks game. Up against mostly reruns and news shows, the game slam-dunked the competition.

Overall, ABC averaged 11.6 million viewers and scored a 7.0 rating/12 share in households.CBS  followed with 6.4 million and a 4.1/7 share, with NBC in third (4.2 million, 2.7/5) and FOX (3.2 million, 1.3/3) in fourth.

ABC won the18-49 demo, with a 4.6, followed by FOX (1.5), and a tie between NBC and CBS (1.0).

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.

CBS: "60 Minutes" (9.3 million, 6.0/11)
ABC: "Jimmy Kimmel Live: Pre-Game" (5.4 million, 3.3/6) / "Buick Regal NBA Countdown" (6.4 million, 3.9/7)
NBC: "Dateline: NBC" (3.7 million, 2.7/5)
FOX: "American Dad" rerun (2.2 million, 1.3/3) /"Bob's Burgers" rerun (2.1 million, 1.2/2)

18-49 leader: "Buick Regal NBA Countdown" (2.4)

8 p.m.

ABC: "2011 NBA Finals" (11.7 million, 7.1/12)
CBS: "60 Minutes" (5.7 million, 3.8/6)
FOX: "The Simpsons rerun" (3.7 million, 2.1/4) /"The Cleveland Show" rerun (3.4 million, 1.9/3)
NBC: "Minute to Win It" (2.9 million, 1.8/3)

18-49 leader: "2011 NBA Finals" (4.6)

9 p.m.

ABC: "2011 NBA Finals" (13.8 million, 8.0/13)
NBC: "America's Got Talent" rerun  (5.1 million, 3.0/5)
CBS: "Undercover Boss" rerun (4.5 million, 2.9/5)
FOX: "Family Guy" rerun (5.8 million, 3.3/5) /"American Dad" rerun (5.8 million, 3.3/5)

18-49 leader: "2011 NBA Finals" (5.5)

10 p.m.

ABC: 2011 NBA Finals (15.3 million, 9.1/15)
CBS: "CSI: Miami" rerun (6.0 million, 4.0/6)
NBC: "America's Got Talent" rerun  (5.3 million, 3.2/5)

18-49 leader: "2011 NBA Finals" (6.3)


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