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Ratings: NHL and NBA beat summer burn-offs

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Sports dominated TV this weekend, with the NHL Stanley Cup Finals winning Friday night for NBC with 7.5 million viewers and the NBA Finals taking Sunday for ABC with 10.1 million. Saturday night’s graveyard for canceled series did exactly as poorly as you’d expect: Kings commanded only 1.6 million on NBC, Harper’s Island slayed a mere 3.2 million on CBS, and Pushing Daisies charmed just 2.2 million on ABC.

Here’s a look at Sunday’s ratings:

Time Show Viewers (in millions)
7 p.m. Jimmy Kimmel Live Special (ABC)
60 Minutes (CBS)
Dateline (NBC)
King of the Hill (Fox)
Jericho (The CW)
8.0
7.2
4.8
2.1 (repeat)
.6 (repeat)
7:30 p.m. NBA Finals (ABC)
American Dad (Fox)
8.3
2.5 (repeat)
8 p.m. NBA Finals (ABC)
Million Dollar Password (CBS)
The Simpsons (Fox)
10.5: Apocalypse (NBC)
The Taking of Pelham 1,2,3 (The CW)
10.1
6.7
4.0 (repeat)
3.9 (repeat)
2.2
8:30 p.m. King of the Hill (Fox) 3.8 (repeat)
9 p.m. Cold Case (CBS)
Family Guy (Fox)
6.5 (repeat)
4.4 (repeat)
9:30 p.m. American Dad (Fox) 3.5 (repeat)
10 p.m. Without a Trace (CBS) 6.4 (repeat)