Can’t watch fireworks at home? Millions choose NBC

NEW YORK – A lot more than 8 million folks took in Fourth of July fireworks on television this year, looking at NBC’s protection of the Macy’s New York Town celebration in a person of two helpings.

The two-hour fireworks presentation drew 4.9 million viewers to NBC at 8 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, and 3.3 million viewed a condensed edition of the exact same show soon after it ended.

Typically, the 7 days encompassing Independence Working day is 1 of the minimum-watched tv months of the year. The only other plan to get to more than 7 million viewers in primary time was NBC’s summer months favorite, “America’s Obtained Expertise.”

NBC won the 7 days with an common of 2.9 million viewers in key time. CBS was second with 2.6 million, ABC experienced 2.3 million, Fox experienced 1.6 million, Univision had 1.4 million, Ion Television experienced 1.1 million and Telemundo had 1 million.

TNT, riding three video games of the NBA Meeting Finals, led the cable networks with an normal of 2.141 million in primary time. Fox News Channel experienced 2.139 million, ESPN had 1.58 million, MSNBC had 1.36 million and HGTV had 1.09 million.


ABC’s “World Information Tonight” led the night news ratings race, averaging 7.5 million viewers. NBC’s “Nightly News” experienced 6.4 million and the “CBS Evening News” had 4.8 million.

For the 7 days of June 28-July 4, the most well-known primary time plans, their networks and viewerships:

1. “America’s Acquired Expertise,” NBC, 7.08 million.

2. NBA Meeting Finals: Phoenix at L.A. Clippers (Wednesday), ESPN, 5.86 million.

3. NBA Meeting Finals: L.A. Clippers at Phoenix (Monday), ESPN, 5.75 million.

4. NBA Conference Finals: Atlanta at Milwaukee (Saturday), TNT, 5.24 million.

5. “Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks,” NBC, 4.9 million.

6. NBA Conference Finals: Milwaukee at Atlanta (Thursday), TNT, 4.84 million.

7. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 4.66 million.

8. NBA Meeting Finals: Atlanta at Milwaukee (Tuesday), TNT, 4.63 million.

9. “NCIS,” CBS, 3.72 million.

10. “The Community,” CBS, 3.64 million.

11. “Young Sheldon,” CBS, 3.59 million.


12. “Hannity” (Wednesday), Fox News, 3.54 million.

13. “The $100,000 Pyramid,” ABC, 3.49 million.

14. “FBI: Most Needed,” CBS, 3.37 million.

15. “The Bachelorette,” ABC, 3.32 million.

16. “The Rate is Correct,” CBS, 3.29 million.

17. “FBI,” CBS, 3.27 million.

18. “Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks” (Sunday, 10 p.m.), 3.252 million.

19. “American Ninja Warrior,” NBC, 3.25 million.

20. “Bob Hearts Abishola,” CBS, 3.21 million.

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