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Primetime Ratings: ABC Scores With NBA Finals Opener

Updated: Game 1 down 17% from last year's among demo, falls 12% with total viewers
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UPDATED: 5:05 p.m. ET

Game 1 of the 2013 NBA Finals helped ABC cruise to a
comfortable victory on Thursday with an overall 4.1 rating/13 share with adults
18-49, according to Nielsen.

The San Antonio Spurs' victory over the Miami Heat drew a 5.7 rating from 9-11:39 p.m., which was down 17% from last year's opener (6.9). It  averaged 14.2 million total viewers, a drop-off of 12% from last year (16.2 million). Earlier, Jimmy Kimmel
Live: Game Night
 drew a 1.2 and Kia NBA Countdown scored
a 2.0.

Elsewhere, Fox came in second with a 1.6/5. Hell's
Kitchen
was up a tenth from last week with a 2.2 and Does Someone Have to Go? rose 10% to a 1.1.

NBC's Hannibal fell 10% to a 0.9, its lowest rating
so far, while Save Me was up a tenth from last week to a 0.7 for its two
episodes at 8 p.m. NBC finished in fourth with a 0.7/2.

CBS and The CW aired repeats.

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