Game 3 of Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals posts huge 13.7 overnight rating


Update: the game averaged 18.733 million viewers, up 29% from last year’s Spurs-Heat game 3. The 11.1 household rating was up 26% versus last year’s game 3. The game peaked with 23.527 million viewers from 11:30-11:45p ET.

The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors to take a 2-1 series lead in the NBA Finals and people are still digging this series.

The game averaged a pretty huge 13.7 overnight rating. That’s up 6% from the 12.9 rating for both games 1 & 2, which both went into overtime and up 33% from game 3 of last year’s Heat-Spurs series which drew a 10.3 overnight rating. Yep, it’s a game 3 Finals record on ABC just as games 1 & 2 set records.

No overtime, no problem! The game peaked with a 16.4 rating from 11:30-11:45p ET.

Top 10 local markets via ESPN:

Market Rating
1.Cleveland 49.0
2.San Francisco 31.6
3.Columbus 25.2
4.Memphis 19.5
5.Atlanta 17.0
6.Miami-Ft. Lauderdale 16.8
7(T).Sacramento 16.2
7(T).Norfolk 16.2
9.Birmingham 15.2
10.Raleigh-Durham 15.1













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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