Game 4 of Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals earns a 13.9 overnight rating


Update: the game averaged 19.84 million viewers.

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.

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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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