A Big Bang Theory Rerun Outdraws Fox's MLB Game Of The Week And ESPN Sunday Night Baseball, Combined. Last Week's TV Ratings, In Context.

A weekly feature wherein we contextualize TV ratings for national sports broadcasts. Data via Nielsen and Sports Business Daily. Viewership numbers represent the average number of households tuned to a given program; ratings share refers to the percentage of all households using a television who are turned into that program.

June 11:
The Bachelorette (ABC): 6.0 million viewers
WWE Raw (USA): 3.5 million viewers
NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Game 6 (NBC): 3.5 million viewers

June 12:
NBA Finals, Game 1 (ABC): 11.3 million viewers
America's Got Talent (NBC): 7.4 million viewers

June 13:
The Dream Team (NBA TV): 847,000 viewers
Dallas (TNT): 5.0 million viewers

June 14:
NBA Finals, Game 2 (ABC): 11.9 million viewers
The Big Bang Theory rerun (CBS): 5.8 million viewers

June 15:
Euro 2012 Sweden vs. England (ESPN2): 991,000 viewers
U.S. Open, second round (ESPN): 2.8 million viewers

June 16:
Baseball Night in America [multiple games] (FOX): 2.0 million viewers, 1.8 rating
The Legend of Korra (Nickelodeon): 2.4 million viewers, 2.1 rating
NASCAR Nationwide Series at Michigan (ABC): 1.6 rating (viewership numbers unavailable)
U.S. Open, third round (NBC): 5.5 rating (viewership numbers unavailable)

June 17:
U.S. Open, final round (NBC): 6.9 million viewers
NBA Finals, Game 3 (ABC): 10.1 million viewers
NASCAR Sprint Cup series at Michigan (TNT): 3.6 million viewers
ESPN Sunday Night Baseball, Red Sox at Cubs (ESPN): 1.2 million viewers
Pequenos Gigantes (Univision): 1.9 million viewers
MLS Soccer, New York Red Bulls at Chicago Fire (NBCSN): 63,000 viewers

Image by Jim Cooke.