Update: the game averaged 23.25 million viewers, a 13.4/24 national household rating/share and an 8.9/29 adults 18-49 rating share.
The Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers to close out the 2015 NBA Finals in six games and win their first title since 1975. The final game drew a 15.9 overnight rating, the highest-rated game 6 ever on ABC, and up 8% from the most-recent game 6 (2013’s Heat-Spurs).
The telecast peaked with an 18.8 rating from 11:45-midnight. In the San Francisco market the game garnered a 40.7 rating, the highest rated game measured in the market ever. In Cleveland the game drew a 42.0 rating, fifth-best for the market ever for a game on ABC or ESPN.
The game also drew 939,000 unique viewers for WatchESPN with an average minute audience of 292,000.
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