The Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers handily in game 4 of the NBA finals to even the series at two games apiece and the game drew a 13.9 overnight rating in the 56 biggest Nielsen markets. That’s the highest overnight for the series so far.
That’s up from the 13.7 for Tuesday’s game 3 and also up versus the 12.9 overnight for both game 1 and game 2. The rating is up 31% versus the 10.6 overnight game 4 of 2014’s Spurs-Heat Finals.
Through four games, these NBA Finals continue to the highest-rated since the NBA Finals moved to ABC in 2003. Game 4 was the highest-rated game 4 on ABC in over a decade.
In Cleveland the game drew a 45.7 rating and in the San Francisco-San Jose-Oakland market the game drew a 30.5 rating.
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