TV ratings: Miss USA pageant tumbles as NBA Finals dominate Sunday

miss-usa-2013-ratings.JPGFast National ratings for Sunday, June 16, 2013

The 2013 Miss USA pageant took a big ratings hit Sunday, dropping significantly from its numbers on NBC last year, when it aired without competition from the NBA Finals. The pageant lost about 1.5 million viewers and several tenths of a point in the 18-49 demographic.

Game 5 of the NBA Finals, meanwhile, delivered another ratings win for ABC. NBC got a bit of a bump from the final holes of the U.S. Open early in primetime, while CBS and FOX were mostly in repeats.

ABC averaged 12.2 million viewers and a 7.1 rating/13 share in households in the fast nationals, pending adjustments for the live NBA telecast. NBC (5.3 million, 3.4/6) was a distant second. CBS finished third with 4.2 million viewers and a 2.9/5, and FOX (2 million, 1.3/2) trailed.

ABC scored a 4.7 rating among adults 18-49 to lead the night by a wide margin. NBC (1.4) was the only other network to finish above 1.0 in the demographic. FOX averaged 0.9 and CBS 0.6.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.

NBC:
U.S. Open runover (8.9 million viewers, 5.4/11 households)
CBS: "60 Minutes" (6.85 million, 4.6/9)
ABC: "Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night" (5.6 million, 3.4/7)/"NBA Countdown" (6.9 million, 4.1/8)
FOX: "The Cleveland Show" rerun (1.4 million, 0.9/2)/"American Dad" rerun (1.55 million, 1.0/2)

18-49 leader: "NBA Countdown" (2.5)

8 p.m.

ABC:
NBA Finals Game 5 - Heat/Spurs (11.7 million, 6.8/12)
CBS: "The American Baking Competition" rerun (3.4 million, 2.3/4)
NBC: "The Voice" rerun (3.2 million, 2.2/4)
FOX: "The Simpsons" rerun (2.4 million, 1.5/3)/"Bob's Burgers" rerun (1.9 million, 1.3/2)

18-49 leader: NBA Finals (4.5)

9 p.m.

ABC:
NBA Finals Game 5 (14.9 million, 8.5/14)
NBC: Miss USA 2013 (4 million, 2.6/4)
CBS: "The Good Wife" rerun (3 million, 2.1/3)
FOX: "Family Guy" reruns - two episodes (2.5 million, 1.6/3)

18-49 leader: NBA Finals (5.8)

10 p.m.

ABC:
NBA Finals Game 5 (15.9 million, 9.3/16)
NBC: Miss USA 2013 (5.1 million, 3.3/6)
CBS: "The Mentalist" rerun (3.7 million, 2.5/4)

18-49 leader: NBA Finals (6.4)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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