Part 2 of Justin Bieber’s NBC concert tour special All Around the World dipped slightly in the ratings Thursday night.
The Beebs pulled 3.1 million viewers and a 0.8 in the adult demo at 8 p.m., down a tenth from the special’s modest Wednesday-night premiere (did he compare himself to the Beatles and Michael Jackson again? Sorta). NBC says many of Bieber’s fans probably watched the show online.
The night’s big winner: Game 5 of the NBA Finals, whose accurate numbers won’t be in until later today. Based on early figures, the ABC telecast easily dominated the evening. While Fox’s dating game shows – Take Me Out (3.1 million, 1.2) and The Choice (4.2 million, 1.5) – continued to perform softly, both in the same ballpark as last week’s ratings.