NBA Western Conference Finals Game 1 Overnight Rating Up 8%


Game 1 of the Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors NBA Western Conference Finals scored a 5.4 overnight household rating on ESPN. That’s up 8% vs. last year’s game 1 when the Western Conference Finals were on TNT and up 38% from 2013 (Spurs-Grizzlies) on ESPN.

The game peaked with a 6.5 rating between 11:30-11:45p.

In the team’s local markets:

Houston: 16.6
San Francisco: 15.6

Viewership numbers should be available around 4p ET.

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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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