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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., June 12) -- high notes for NBA Finals closeout

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The Golden State Warriors both reclaimed the league championship and helped set a D-FW ratings high mark for the climactic Game 5 of the NBA Finals on ABC.

The Warriors’ 129-120 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, which stretched to 10:44 p.m., averaged 530,790 viewers and 266,189 in the advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-old demographic. Both numbers were the top scorers for this year’s Finals while also beating the Game 5s between the two teams in 2016 and 2015.

The 2016 Game 5 had 495,768 total viewers and 260,407 in the 18-to-49 age range. In 2015, Game 5 drew 474,232 total viewers, with 236,535 of them in the 18-to-49 realm.

In contrast, Friday night’s Game 4 of this year’s NBA Finals fell below those previous years’ ratings.

On Fox Sports Southwest, the up-and-down Texas Rangers’ fourth consecutive win, this time on the road against the front-running Houston Astros, drew a respectable 159,964 total viewers, but just 41,692 in the 18-to-49 age range.

NBC’s two-hour edition of American Ninja Warrior was the No. 2 prime time attraction in both ratings measurements, with 167,235 total viewers and 70,556 within the 18-to-49 motherlode.

And now for Monday’s local news derby results.

NBC5 won a downsized three-way race at 10 p.m. in total viewers while Fox4 drew the most 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

The Peacock nipped Fox4 for the total viewers gold at 6 a..m., but Fox4 again was tops with 25-to-54-year-olds.

Fox4 swept the 6 p.m. competitions and NBC5 did likewise at 5 p.m.

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