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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Thurs., June 3) -- ABC scores with Game 1 of NBA Finals

The Lakers' rout of the Celtics in a foul-ridden Game 1 of the NBA Finals didn't stop audiences from sticking with it all the way to the 10:54 p.m. buzzer.

ABC's elongated telecast averaged 312,170 D-FW viewers, with a peak audience of 393,604 between 10 and 10:15 p.m. Even the anti-climactic closing 15 minutes held strong, with 380,033 viewers. And Game 1 also beat all competing programming among advertiser-craved 18-to-49-year-olds.

Fox won Thursday's opening prime-time hour with the first half of So You Think You Can Dance, which focused on March's auditions in Dallas. Dance had 176,444 total viewers from 7 to 8 p.m., stomping Jimmy Kimmel's pre-game show and the following NBA Countdown (67,863 viewers apiece).

NBC barely registered at 7:30 p.m. with a new episode of its summertime 100 Questions series. It had 20,359 viewers to easily rank as the least-watched attraction on the Big Four broadcast networks.

In local news derby results, CBS11 won a downsized three-way 10 p.m. competition in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

NBC5 edged Fox4 in total viewers at 6 a.m., but Fox4 had a likewise narrow win among 25-to-54-year-olds.

The Peacock and WFAA8 tied for first at 6 p.m. in both ratings measurements. NBC5 had the most total viewers at 5 p.m. while Fox4 was tops in the 25-to-54 age range.