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Hell’s Kitchen rose a tenth from last week’s series low. MasterChef skated a tenth above its series season low.
Game 1 of the NBA Finals scored 6.9 for ABC.

rating show slot network last week season low series low
0.2 The Catalina “Don’t Rain on My Parade” 8pm CW 0.3 0.2
6.9 NBA Finals, Game 1 9pm-11:46 ABC
1.5 Love in the Wild 10pm NBC 1.6 1.5 1.4
1.7 American Ninja Warrior 8pm NBC 2.1 ?
2.2 NBA Countdown 8:30 ABC
1.0 Jimmy Kimmel Live pregame 8pm ABC
2.2 Hell’s Kitchen 15 chefs 8pm FOX 2.1 2.1 2.1
2.1 MasterChef top 18 9pm FOX 2.2 2.1 1.8
3.0 America’s Got Talent 9pm NBC 3.5 2.8 2.6 (3)
0.1 rerun – The L.A. Complex “Do Something” 9pm CW 0.2 0.2 (3)
1.0 rerun – 48 Hours Mystery
“Name, Rank and Serial Killer?”
10pm CBS 1.1 0.9 (3) ?
1.2 rerun – NCIS: LA “Higher Power” 8pm CBS 1.3 2.4 2.4
1.4 rerun – NCIS “The Tell” 9pm CBS 1.2 3.1 (3) 2.4

sources: spotted ratings and tv by the numbers

Programming Notes

Showtime’s Weeds will end after next season.

CNN canceled John King USA, and the show will leave the airwaves on June 29. A THIRD(?!!) hour of Wolf Blitzer’s Situation Room will take its 6pm weekday slot on July 2.

The Stanley Cup Finals averaged 3 million viewers in America; last year’s Final averaged 4.5 million. Ratings for the other playoff rounds were up significantly.

A dingo DID eat her baby.

Excuse of the Day

The viewer drop-off on “Talent” was clearly because of competition from the NBA Finals game and a mediocre lead-in of “American Ninja Warrior” (1.6/5, 4.9m).

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