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NBA Finals Eclipse Subway Series for Weekly Ratings Supremecy

The Yankees and Mets battled at CitiField, but it fell short for the top spot of the week. Instead, it was celebration night as Lebron James and the Heat received the crowning touching.

The NBA Finals wrapped up with Game 5 Thursday night. New Yorkers watched as the triumphant James earned his first ring. The game with the Thunder had an estimated 1.3 million viewers and a 6.9 rating, according to Nielsen.

Game 4 had a third-place showing (1.2 million/6.3) on WABC.

As for the Subway Series, the latest installment on ESPN Sunday night came in second with 1.2 million fans and a 6.5 rating.

Fox also was in Yankees/Mets mode, with its Saturday night game from CitiField. It was fourth for the week (817,000/4.2).  The WNYW post-game show was not too shabby either, finishing sixth (631,000/3.2).

The Friday night Subway Series opener tied for 10th on WWOR/Channel 9 (467,000/2.4) and WPIX/Channel 11 (463,000/2.4).

More from the Top 10 after the jump

  • Fifth                  America’s Got Talent WNBC    (658,000/3.4)
  • Seventh                   True Blood HBO      (525,000/2.7)
  • *Eighth                   60 Minutes WCBS     (513,000/2.6)
  • *Eighth            The Big Bang Theory WCBS      (501,000/2.6)
  • *Tenth                The Bachelorette WABC     (469,000/2.4)
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