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:
San Francisco: 15.6
Viewership numbers should be available around 4p ET.
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.