June 10, 2013



Basketball, as always, beat Broadway last night.

Daily Comparison 2013 Sun Jun 9

ABC:  Per Mitch Metcalf:  we have adjusted the 4.6 fast national adult 18-49 rating for NBA FINALS GAME 2  to an estimated 5.4 rating.  However, the 5.4 would still be 17% below the Sunday night game last year (on June 17), a similar decline to Game 1 on Thursday.  ABC started the night with an adjusted 1.1 for JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, down 0.7 from Thursday’s airing (which was at 8PM), and then the NBA COUNTDOWN pre-game show was at 2.0 (down 0.2).

CBS:  The TONY AWARDS were up 0.2 from last year to 1.2, which sounds better when you say “up 20%”.

NBC:  Reruns of THE VOICE and AMERICA’S GOT TALENT at 0.6/1.3 (the latter still enough to beat The Tonys).

FOX:  Animated reruns, highlighted by a 1.3 for FAMILY GUY.

ABC and NBC air all-new line-ups tonight, including a “preview” on NBC of its new unscripted THE WINNER IS…  TNT continues the rollout of its summer schedule with the season premiere of MAJOR CRIMES and the series premiere of KING & MAXWELL.


About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."