Mavericks win Thursday, ABC does too

'Dance' is No. 1 skein

The Dallas Mavericks’ comeback from a 15-point fourth-quarter deficit to defeat the Miami Heat on Thursday in Game 2 of the NBA Finals was a victory not only for the hoops team but also ABC, which scored a primetime victory thanks to the broadcast.

Ratings for the game, which ended after 11 p.m. on the East Coast, will change, but preliminary nationals from Nielsen placed it at a 5.5 rating and 16 share among viewers 18-49 and more than 13 million viewers overall. It was the second-highest Game 2 viewership in the past seven years, trailing only the Lakers-Celtics from last year.

Fox’s ”So You Think You Can Dance” (2.8/9, 7.7 million) was the night’s top-rated series, outperforming ABC pregame broadcasts (in certain time zones) of ”Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night” (1.9/7, 6.2 million) and ”NBA Countdown” (2.6/8, 7.1 million).

Fox broadcast a rerun of ”Glee” (1.4/4, 4.2 million) at 9 p.m.

More than a year after it was greenlit to series, NBC’s ”Love Bites” (1.0/3, 2.5 million) finally premiered, finishing behind CBS’ repeat of ”The Mentalist” (1.6/5) at 10 p.m.

From 8-10 p.m., NBC aired repeats of ”Community” (0.9/3, 2.6 million), ”30 Rock” (0.9/3, 2.3 million), ”The Office” (1.3/4, 2.9 million) and ”Parks and Recreation” (1.1/3, 2.5 million). CBS offered ”The Big Bang Theory” (2.0/7, 7.4 million), ”Rules of Engagement” (1.9/6, 6.7 million) and ”CSI” (1.7/5, 8.0 million).

The CW aired reruns of ”The Vampire Diaries” (0.4/1, 1.0 million) and ”Nikita” (0.3/1, 1.0 million) Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: ABC 4.4/13, Fox 2.1/7, CBS 1.8/6, Univision 1.4/4, NBC 1.0/3, CW 0.4/1.

In total viewers: ABC 10.1 million, CBS 7.9 million, Fox 6.0 million, NBC 2.6 million, Univision 1.8 million, CW 1.0 million.

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