Wednesday evening was a win for both the Milwaukee Bucks and ABC as the NBA Finals Game 6 dominated ratings and viewers. Per Nielsen Live + Same Day fast affiliates the two-hour sporting event drew in 8.78 million viewers and a 2.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
The Milwaukee Bucks faced off with the Phoenix Suns, taking the lead in a 105 -98 point game. Wednesday marked the Bucks’ first NBA Championship in 50 Years. Wednesday’s game showed a massive improvement from last year’s Game 6 between the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat, which drew in a 2.1 rating an 5.60M viewers.
Elsewhere on Wednesday primetime, America’s Got Talent on NBC drew in a 0.8 rating and an average of 6.55M viewers for its two-hour block. College Bowl followed in the evening (0.4, 2.12M).
Beyond the NBA Finals, Wednesday marked a quiet night for The Flash
Mental Samurai also faced a drop in viewers from its premiere earlier in May (0.2, 1.11M). The Season 2 finale drew in 953K viewers and maintained a 0.2 rating.
CBS aired a new episode of Love Island (0.3, 1.61M), and the CW aired a new episode of Superman & Lois (0.1, 816K)