Primetime Ratings: 'SYTYCD' Drops 15%; Much-Delayed 'Love Bites' Struggles in Premiere

Mavs thrilling Game Two comeback in NBA Finals nets ABC the win

ABC rode the back
of Dirk Nowitzki and LeBron James to take the Thursday ratings victory with an
overall 4.4 rating/13 share in the 18-49 demo, according to Nielsen overnight

Game Two of the 2011 NBA Finals drew a preliminary rating of 5.5 during the
9-11 p.m. slot (the game ran into late-night programming and due to the nature
of live sports, ratings are only approximate), which was even with Game One on
Tuesday and up 10% from last year's Game Two during the primetime hours.
Earlier in the night, the special Jimmy Kimmel Live at 8 p.m. drew a 1.9, down 14% from Tuesday and Buick Regal NBA
scored a 2.6, down two tenths from Game One.

Fox came in second
at 2.1/7. So You Think You Can Dance? dropped 15% from last Thursday's
two-hour premiere to a 2.8.

NBC, which had a
1.0/3, finally premiered Love Bites after much delay and cast shakeups. Bites
scored a 1.0.

CBS (1.8/5) and
The CW (0.4/1) aired repeats.