The Los Angeles Lakers took Game 1 from the Orlando Magic, 100-75. The Los Angeles Lakers took Game 1 from the Orlando Magic, 100-75.

Thursday's ratings recap:

8 pm/ET
ABC's coverage of Game 1 of the NBA Finals — which was kicked off by a Jimmy Kimmel special — topped every hour and was the night's most watched program, averaging 9.4 million viewers from 8 to 11 pm.

In the 8 o'clock hour, NBC's I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here! placed fourth (behind repeats of Bones and CBS comedies) with 5.18 mil. That is, however, an 8 percent gain from the night prior. Speidi wants to take credit for the bump, I am sure.

9 pm
So You Think You Can Dance's reveal of the Top 20 bested a CSI repeat by drawing 8.2 mil, but dipped 10 percent week-to-week. The premiere of NBC's The Listener placed fourth with 5.25 mil.

On cable, the Season 3 premiere of USA Network's Burn Notice spied an audience of 6 million, an 11 percent increase over its previous opener, and bested CSI in key demos.

10 pm
A second episode of The Listener drew 5.34 mil, lagging far behind basketball and a Mentalist repeat. USA Network's Royal Pains debuted to an audience of 5.6 mil, beating The Listener in demos.

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