With the fifth and deciding game of the NBA finals on ABC, not only did the Miami Heat run hoops around the Oklahoma Thunder, but the network also did the same vis à vis its competition, averaging 12.91 million viewers in the overnight ratings, expected to rise to around 16 million when the final results are announced. However, for the second night in a row, the Justin Bieber All Around the World concert on NBC flopped, drawing just 3.1 million viewers, with little competition against it, save for the pregame talkathon on ABC. That, by the way, wasn't the worst of NBC's ratings. A new episode of Saving Hope at 9 00 p.m. averaged just 2.6 million viewers. Its Rock Center with Brian Williams did a little better with 3.7 million viewers at 10 00 p.m., but that still represented a last-place finish.

22/06/2012