NBA Finals Game 1 Boxes Out ‘AGT’ in Early Ratings

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NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” had a fine Tuesday night, but not fine enough to knock off ABC’s NBA Finals tipoff game. That’s OK — everyone knew Suns-Bucks would be broadcast’s main draw. Due to the nature of live sports, the below initial Nielsen numbers for ABC should be considered subject to significant adjustment; these should only rise. The home team Phoenix Suns defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 118-105 last night. Phoenix point guard Chris Paul poured in 32 points and added 9 assists. On the losing end, Giannis Antetokounmpo put up 20 points and nabbed 17 rebounds. ABC was first in ratings with a 1.8 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 5.7 million, according to preliminary numbers. The first 30 minutes of ABC’s (East Coast) primetime, “Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night,” had a 1.2 demo rating and 4.6 million total viewers. Pregame show “NBA Countdown” occupied the following half-hour, and then it was time for tipoff. Game 2 of the 2021 NBA Finals is set for Thursday at 9 p.m. ET. ABC can’t wait. NBC was second in ratings with a 0.7 and in total viewers with 5.5 million. “America’s Got Talent” from 8 p.m....

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