Another overtime thriller with the Cleveland Cavaliers coming out on top over the Golden State Warriors to even the series at one game apiece and game 2 of drew another record (at least for NBA Finals games on ABC) with a 12.9 overnight even with the 12.9 for game 1 and up a healthy 26% versus last year’s 10.2 overnight for game 2 (Spurs-Heat).
The broadcast peaked with a 16.9 rating between 11-11:15p.
The game drew a staggering 42.1 rating in the Cleveland market and a 31.7 rating in the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose market, both new local records for finals games on ABC or ESPN.
via ESPN’s Ben Cafardo.
Overnight household rating = the live+same day DVR overnight metered-market household rating from the top 56 Nielsen television markets. The 56 markets () 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