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The National Basketball Assn. topped Friday’s ratings by a healthy margin, the game coming in with a 2.3 and 7.95 million viewers in the early results. Those numbers may go up when finalized.

In the Friday game, the Golden State Warriors beat the Boston Celtics to tie the best-of-seven series at 2-2. It’s now down to the best 2 out of 3 in what’s sure to be a drama-filled slate of games.

Also doing well for ABC on Friday was the pre-game Jimmy Kimmel Live!, which came in with an early 1.1 and 5.54 million viewers, and the throat-clearing NBA Countdown, which had a 1.0 and 4.44 million count.

While that’s certainly cheerful news, the numbers are a bit of a shell game. Overall, the NBA Finals viewership is down from the pre-pandemic era, but up from last year. News outlets that cover sports ratings are equally confused, as some buy the NBA spin that ratings are up, while others claim they are “Disappointing” (Front Office Sports), “Unimpressive” (The Athletic) and “Underwhelm” (Sports Media Watch). Then there’s “Neither as Bad or As Good as They Seem” (Outlkick).

You say potato, NBA says potahto.

What’s not up for debate is that the rest of the field on Friday night performed admirably in the face of stiff competition. The WWE Friday Night SmackDown on Fox held its own, down just a tick to an 0.4.

At NBC, Dateline had a solid 0.4 for its examination of the murder of chef Daniel Brophy. The Peacock Network started the night with a rerun of perennial summer fave American Ninja Warrior.

CBS saw reality dance competition Come Dance with Me deliver an 0.2, up from last week in demos and audience size. That was trailed by Magnum P.I. and Blue Bloods reruns.

The CW had a busy night, as the series finale of Charmed brought in an 0.1 and 0.43 viewership, both numbers up impressively. The audience stuck around for two segments of World’s Funniest Animals, both humming with an 0.1.

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Powerhouse singer Adele stopped mid-way through a song to help a fan during her performance on Friday night.

While performing her hit-song ‘Skyfall’, Adele spotted a struggling fan in the crowd at London’s Hyde Park. She stopped singing and immediately called for assistance.

“Stop, stop, stop. I need security’s help,” she said. “Right in the middle there, can you see where they’re waving?” Watch above.

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The British songstress began to sing ‘Skyfall’ but stopped after one note to help a fan. (Twitter)

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The British singer asked people in the crowd to make way for the help team and was met with applause and cheers from the audience. 

Adele then watched security make its way to the fan, and as soon as she could see they were okay, she headed straight back into performance mode.

“Right, let’s start again,” she told the audience.

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The entire situation took less than one minute to resolve. Adele’s response was met with praise from her live audience, and online commenters after a video was uploaded onto Twitter.

“Love her,” said one Twitter user. Another commented, “What Travis should’ve done,” in reference to the 2021 Astroworld Festival incident.

During Travis Scott’s performance, at the music festival in November of last year, the extremely packed audience pit began to push forward, which led to a fatal crowd crush and killed 10 people.

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Adele has been held up as an example for her compassion during crowd situations. (CBS via Getty Images)

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Scott started and stopped his show a few times to address some crowd members, but was largely criticised for not doing enough. Members of the audience were chanting for him to stop the entire set, but the show continued for another half hour. 

He was met with fierce backlash in the aftermath of the tragedy, and many took to Twitter with examples of artists like Adele and Billie Eilish efficiently addressing crowd issues to highlight Scott’s culpability in the Astroworld casualties.

Adele’s 2017 concert at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium was the biggest single concert in Australian history with more than 100,000 attendees.

Though she has recently discussed returning, the popstar currently has no concrete plans to tour Australia. 

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Exclusive: Joey King Pays Tribute to Fiancé Steven Piet With Sweet TikTok Video – TalkOfNews.com

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Joey King has found her prince.

Four months after getting engaged to fiancé Steven Piet, the actress took to TikTok to pay tribute to her future husband with a heartwarming video montage.

“This is my fiancé, Steven,” she wrote on July 1. “I love him with my whole heart, and i wanted to show him off a lil.”

Highlighting some of the couple’s cutest moments together, the video included clips of the two dancing in the car, snow tubing, cuddling with their dogs, laughing over coffee, cooking and more, set to the song “Become a Mountain” by Dan Deacon.

The Kissing Booth star added, “Just felt like making a video showing merely a fraction of how wonderful life is with you.”

The post’s comment section quickly filled up with TikTok users gushing over the pair’s chemistry. “He matches your vibe perfectly, so happy you found your other half,” one user wrote, while another remarked, “You can feel the happiness & love.”

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