Viewership for game 2 of Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals down 9% from last year (Updated)


Update: the game averaged 17.361 million viewers, down 9% from last year’s game 2 which averaged 19.2 million.

Game 2 of the 2016 NBA finals drew an 11.8 overnight rating, down 8.5% from last year’s game 2 which drew a 12.9 overnight rating for an overtime thriller Cleveland won.

Despite the drop, it tied as the third-highest game 2 of the finals on ABC. The game peaked with a 13.2 rating between 9-9:15 PM ET.

Top local markets:

Market Rating
Cleveland 32.1
San Francisco 32.1
Sacramento 17.6
Miami 15.9
Atlanta 15.6
Columbus 15.0
Memphis 14.9
Richmond 14.1
San Antonio 13.9
Norfolk 13.5

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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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