Although the final numbers are likely to be significantly adjusted, it appears that the audience for the basketball reached at least 25m viewers.
Meanwhile, the special NBA edition of Jimmy Kimmel: Live was watched by around 7.6m at 7pm and the Buick Regal NBA Countdown was seen by about 9.7m at 7.30pm.
CBS's coverage of the Tony Awards began at 8pm and came in second behind the NBA game, with a high of around 8.4m viewers. The network also did well with 60 Minutes at 7pm, which reached a peak audience of about 9.576m.
Elsewhere, Fox aired repeats of American Dad, Bob's Burgers, The Cleveland Show and The Simpsons. The highest-performing show on the night appears to be Family Guy, which was seen by about 4.1m people at 9pm.
Over on NBC, Dateline was seen by around 3.8m viewers and a Minute To Win It rerun was watched by about 3.5m. The network's biggest success of the night was a repeat of America's Got Talent, which began at 9pm and was seen by a high of about 5.2m viewers.
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