'Roots,' 'America's Got Talent' lead in Nielsens

June 7, 2016 10:10 PM

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Roots redux. History's four-part remake of Roots, ABC's 1977 miniseries, averaged 2 million same-day viewers Monday through Thursday, and another 1.2 million apiece in simulcasts on A&E and Lifetime. Fox's Miss USA Pageant snared 4.3 million Sunday.

Sports beat. ABC's NBA Finals got off to a big start with 19.2 million viewers for Thursday's first Cavs-Warriors game, but another lopsided finish Sunday dipped to 17.5 million for a combined average below last year's. Game 1 of NHL Stanley Cup Finals Monday averaged 4.1 million Monday on NBC, 2.5 ...

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