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NBA Finals Coverage Carries ABC to Ratings Win

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- ABC's ratings victory last week was a slam dunk.

ABC was the most-watched network in primetime for the week ending Sunday, thanks to its coverage of the NBA Finals.  Each of the first two games between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs was seen by at least 14 million viewers.  The third game was played Tuesday night.

CBS finished in second place in last week's ratings race, followed by NBC, Fox, Univision, Telemundo, ION Television and the CW.

Elsewhere on the ratings front, The Daily Show didn't suffer much on Monday night from the temporary loss of its host, Jon Stewart.  It pulled in 1.5 million viewers for John Oliver's first night as fill-in host, according to The Hollywood Reporter -- a typical audience for the Comedy Central show.  Stewart is on hiatus to direct a movie.

Here are the top 10 primetime programs on network and cable TV for the week of June 3-9, according to the Nielsen Company:

1. NBA Finals: San Antonio vs. Miami (Sunday), ABC, 14.57 million.
2. NBA Finals: San Antonio vs. Miami (Thursday), ABC, 14.24 million.
3. NBA Playoffs: Indiana vs. Miami (Monday), TNT, 11.57 million.
4. The Voice (Monday), NBC, 11.29 million.
5. America's Got Talent (Tuesday), NBC, 11.22 million.
6. The Voice (Tuesday), NBC, 10.87 million.
7. The Big Bang Theory, CBS, 9.4 million.
8. 60 Minutes, CBS, 9.3 million.
9. NCIS, CBS, 8.94 million.
10. NCIS: Los Angeles, CBS, 7.88 million.

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