Game 1 of Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals scores big with 12.9 overnight rating

 

Update: the game averaged 17.8 million viewers.

The Golden State Warriors win in overtime over the Cleveland Cavaliers in game 1 of the NBA Finals averaged a 12.9 overnight rating, a record for a game 1 of the NBA Finals and up a big 24% versus  versus the 10.4 overnight for game 1 of last year’s Spurs-Heat finals.

Top local markets:

Market Rating
Cleveland 41.4
San Francisco 28.9
Columbus 21.1
Memphis 19.9
Norfolk 16.5
Miami-Ft. Lauderdale 16.2
Sacramento 15.7
Atlanta 15.6
Richmond-Petersburg 15.2
Raleigh-Durham 15.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Overnight household rating = the live+same day DVR overnight metered-market household rating from the top 56 Nielsen television markets. The 56 markets (out of 210 total) account for about 70% of the US TV-viewing population. The  overnight household rating is  the percentage of the households that were tuned-in in those markets

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