The average rating for RG has been .07 while the average for the NBA finals is .064
lizchris said:He is referring to the average rating. The ratings for the French Open women's final won't be out until tomorrow morning and tht will only count the 30 largest cities in the US. On Monday, we will have the fianl rating, but my guess that since this was a rout by Justine Henin-Hardenne, the ratings weren't good.
LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) - Fast National ratings for Friday, June 6, 2003.
After the dismal ratings for hockey's Stanley Cup finals, the performance of ABC's NBA Finals audience almost looks respectable. However, after opening game ratings that set 22-year lows, the second game wasn't popular enough to push ABC past NBC on Friday night.
Overall, NBC averaged a 6.7 rating/13 share, to win the evening comfortably. ABC was a distant second at 4.5/9, edging CBS' 4.4/8. FOX trailed at 2.8/5. Numbers for The WB were unavailable.
NBC also won the coveted demographic of adults 18-49, though ABC pulled a little closer. NBC's 2.9 topped ABC's 2.7, and both networks were well ahead of third place FOX's 1.8. CBS trailed with a 1.7.
Because of the vagaries of live events, particularly sporting events, all numbers are especially subject to change.
At 8 p.m., NBC began a nightly sweep with the 5.2/11 earned by "Tom Brokaw Reports." CBS was second with the premiere of "Baby Bob" (a disappointing 4.2/9) and "Yes, Dear" (3.9/8). The beginning of the NBA finals put ABC in third, ahead of FOX's "Fastlane," which revved up a 2.7/6.
NBC stayed tough at 9 p.m. with "Dateline" earning a 7.1/13 for the hour. ABC moved up to second, averaging a 4.6/9 for the Spurs-Nets game. A rerun of "Hack" put CBS in third with a 3.6/7, beating a second rerun of "Fastlane" on FOX.
The night's highest rated program was "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" on NBC with an 8.0/15. CBS' "48 Hours" took second and the final hour of the basketball game averaged a 5.3/10.