Update: the game averaged 20.528 million viewers, on par with last year’s game 5.
Game 5 of the NBA Finals where the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors to extend the series to a 6th game averaged a 14.2 overnight rating. That’s the highest overnight rating for the series so far, and even versus last year’s 14.2 overnight for game 5 of the 2015 NBA Finals.
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