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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Fri.-Sun., June 1-3) -- Finals up, Cavs down

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Sunday night’s Game 2 of the NBA Finals on ABC reversed a downward trend in the D-FW ratings, but not for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Golden State Warriors’ 122-103 win over the Cavs, which ended at 9:36 p.m., averaged 470,059 total viewers and 230,924 in the advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-old age range. Both were ticks up from last year’s Game 2 between the same two teams, which drew 428,995 total viewers and 221,290 within the 18-to-49 realm. It’s the fourth straight Finals matchup between the Warriors and Cavs, with diminishing returns until Sunday’s game. The crazy events of Game 1 likely helped to boost attendance.

Nothing else had much of a chance in Sunday’s prime-time Nielsens, particularly FX’s 8 p.m. premiere of the transgender-dominated series Pose. Set in 1987 New York City, the first episode had 14,244 total viewers and 3,121 in the 18-to-49 demographic.

Friday’s prime-time festivities were led by Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast, which pulled in 135,920 total viewers. The leader with 18-to-49ers, CBS’ 7 p.m. hour of Undercover Boss, had 24,965 viewers.

Here are Friday’s local news derby results.

TEGNA8 won in total viewers at 10 p.m. while Fox4 led among 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 also swept the 6 a.m. competitions and added 25-to-54 wins at both 5 and 6 p.m.

TEGNA8 drew the most total viewers at 6 p.m. and tied NBC5 for the top spot in this measurement at 5 p.m.

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