Assisted by basketball, ABC wins ratings week

NEW YORK (AP) — Basketball and talent shows commanded TV viewers’ attention last week.

The Nielsen Co. said three nights of NBA finals were the most-watched shows in prime time. They helped ABC, which aired them, to win the week overall.

NBC’s Monday edition of “The Voice” was right behind in fourth place, with the Tuesday edition of the singing competition claiming sixth place for the week. Tucked in between was “America’s Got Talent” on NBC.

For the week, front-runner ABC averaged 7.5 million viewers. NBC was second with 6.1 million, followed by CBS, Univision and Fox. USA was the week’s most popular cable network in prime time.

NBC’s “Nightly News” remained the most-watched evening newscast, followed by ABC’s “World News” and the “CBS Evening News.”

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