Game 2 of the NBA Finals crushed the competition with a 7.1. FOX’s doomed dating contests dropped two tenths. Saving Hope was steady. The top rating on cable was 1.3 (Swamp People). USA’s season premieres of Burn Notice and Suits did 1.2 and 1.1.

rating show slot network last week season low series low
0.3 Breaking Pointe
“Second Cast Is First Place For Losers”
8pm CW 0.2 0.2
0.7 Saving Hope “Contact” 9pm NBC 0.7
0.8 Rock Center 10pm NBC 0.7
0.9 Jimmy Kimmel Live pregame 8pm ABC 1.2 1.5
1.1 Take Me Out 8pm FOX 1.3
1.6 The Choice 9pm FOX 1.8
2.0 NBA Countdown 8:30 ABC
7.1 NBA Finals, Game 2 9pm ABC
0.2 rerun – The Vampire Diaries
“Disturbing Behavior”
9pm CW 0.2 1.0 1.0
1.3 rerun – Person of Interest “Blue Code” 9pm CBS 1.5 2.4
1.4 rerun – The Mentalist “The Redshirt” 10pm CBS 1.5 1.8 1.8
1.5 rerun – America’s Got Talent 8pm NBC
1.8 rerun – 2 Broke Girls
“And the Rich People Problems”
8:30 CBS 1.7
2.1 rerun – The Big Bang Theory
“The Friendship Contraction”
8pm CBS 2.2 4.1 2.8

sources: spotted ratings and tv by the numbers

Programming Notes

Maury, The Jerry Springer Show and The Steve Wilkos Show were renewed by NBCU through 2016.

Bone marrow donation doesn’t require a needle into the bone anymore, just a needle into the vein like a normal blood donation, according to Thursday night’s NBC Nightly News.

Yvette Wilson died.

ABC’s Glass House will debut as scheduled on Monday at 10pm. CBS will continue its lawsuit. (As always, Deadline will fix the error you point out, but not publish your comment.)

The My Network TV affiliate in Idaho Falls, KXPI, will become a FOX affiliate, and push the My Network shows to 10pm. FOX-less KFXP will pick up This TV.

Excuse of the Day

Thursday marked the second week of Fox’s new reality series “Take Me Out” and “The Choice.” Both fell from their debuts, likely losing viewers to the NBA game.


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