Thursday TV Ratings 6/16/22: NBA Finals Jump in Final Game, Legacies Slightly Down for Series Finale (Final Ratings)

Ratings Analysis: The sixth and final game of the 2022 NBA Finals (4.32, +0.33) posted the highest rating out of all 2022 games and even eclipsed the last game of 2021 (4.27). ABC's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night' (0.53, -0.02) and 'NBA Countdown' (0.88, -0.02) declined by two-hundredths apiece in the 8PM hour. As the Golden State Warriors took home the gold, most of the other networks did not dare to air originals. CBS went with its usual repeat lineup of 'Young Sheldon' (0.30), 'United States of Al' (0.25), 'Ghosts' (0.24), 'B Positive' (0.22), and 'Bull' (0.22). NBC's reruns of 'Law & Order' (0.22), 'Law & Order: SVU' (0.26), and 'Law & Order: Organized Crime' (0.24) had a slightly higher average than Fox's encores of 'MasterChef Junior' (0.25) and 'Don't Forget the Lyrics!' (0.21). Over on the CW, 'Walker' (0.11, -0.01) and the series finale of 'Legacies' (0.09, -0.01) each shed a single hundredth. 



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMJimmy Kimmel Live Game Night0.53/53.03ABC

Young Sheldon (R)0.30/33.51CBS

MasterChef Junior (R)0.25/31.39Fox

Law & Order (R)0.22/22.27NBC

Walker0.11/10.88The CW
8:30 PMNBA Countdown0.88/104.00ABC

United States of Al (R)0.25/22.82CBS
9 PM2022 NBA Finals Game 64.32/3813.99ABC

Law & Order: SVU (R)0.26/22.26NBC

Ghosts (R)0.24/22.65CBS

Don't Forget the Lyrics! (R)0.21/21.11Fox

Legacies (Series Finale)0.09/10.41The CW
9:30 PMB Positive (R)0.22/22.29CBS
10 PMLaw & Order: Organized Crime (R)0.24/21.61NBC

Bull (R)0.22/22.17CBS
(R) = repeat

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