8:47am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: Jimmy Kimmel's 'Game Night' Grows, 'The Voice' Hits Low
The San Antonio Spurs decisive Game 3 win over the Miami Heat was also a big win for ABC -- though as was the case with the previous two games, the 2013 NBA Finals continue to trail last year's. Fast National returns give the primetime showdown an average 4.9 rating among adults 18-49 before time zone adjustments. That's seven tenths of a point shy of last year's initial Game 3 returns.
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Earlier on ABC, Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night (2.4 adults) continued to best last summer's scores, rising half of a point from last year's preliminary returns. The NBA Finals Pre-Game (2.3 adults) was down by three tenths of a point, giving the network a nightly average of a 4.0 rating among adults 18-49 and 9.99 million viewers.
The Voice (2.7 adults) dipped to another new low on Fox, falling four tenths of a point from last Tuesday. The smaller lead did not hurt America's Got Talent (3.0 adults), though, which topped The Voice and only lost one tenth of a point off of last week's premiere. NBC averaged a 2.9 rating with adults 18-49 and a dominant 11.1 million viewers.
Fox saw So You Think You Can Dance dip by a tenth of a point, averaging a 1.6 rating among adults 18-49 and 4.2 million viewers for the night.
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Encores on CBS led into a new Brooklyn DA (0.6 adults), which was down a tenth of a point to a new low. The network averaged a 0.9 rating with adults 18-49 and 6.5 million viewers.
The CW averaged a 0.2 rating in the key demo and 694,000 viewers with encores of Hart of Dixie and America's Next Top Model.
Univision averaged a 0.7 rating with adults 18-49 and two million viewers.