(Updated) Cavaliers-Warriors Game 7 draws massive 30.8 million average, peak of 44.5 million

June 20, 2016

Update: the game averaged 30.8 million viewers with a peak of 44.5 million. More details via ESPN. The Cleveland Cavaliers came back from a 3-1 series deficit to win game 7 versus the Golden State Warriors to win the NBA Championship, ending the city of Cleveland’s championship drought. The game  drew an 18.9 overnight rating, tops in the post-Michael Jordan finals era. Game 7 in 2013 (Heat-Spurs) drew a 17.7 overnight…

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Game 6 of Warriors-Cavs NBA Finals draws 14.1 overnight rating, down 11% from 2015

June 17, 2016

The Cleveland Cavaliers bested the Golden State Warriors to even the series at three games apiece and the game drew a 14.1 overnight rating. That’s down 11% down from last year’s game 6  when the Warriors clinched the series and drew a 15.9 overnight rating. The game peaked with a 16.7 rating. The game averaged a 44.3 rating in the Cleveland market and a 34.9 rating in the San Francisco market…

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Game 5 of Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals averages 20.5 million viewers, highest of the series

June 14, 2016

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. Top local markets on ABC: Game…

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Warriors-Cavs, Syracuse-Duke, Oklahoma-Iowa State lead cable sports TV ratings for Monday January 18, 2016

January 20, 2016

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Monday January 18, 2016: This is sorted from most-watched to least-watched. Using your browser’s search tool (usually CTRL/CMD+F) might be the faster way to go if you’re looking for something specific. Note to readers using mobile phones: on most phones the tables are easier to read/scroll through if you tilt your phone to landscape orientation. Program Net Episode Start End Viewers (000) 18-49 Rtg NBA BASKETBALL TNT GOLDEN…

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2015 NBA Finals are most-watched since 1998 (Jordan’s Last)

June 17, 2015

Game 6 of the Cleveland Cavaliers vs Golden State Warriors averaged 23.254 million viewers. Overall the series averaged 19.939 million viewers which was the best series averages since the 1998 Finals, Michael Jordan’s last  Finals. But it’s a distant second with the 1998 Finals averaging 29.04 million viewers. more via ESPN.

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Series-clinching game 6 of Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals averages 23.25 million viewers

June 17, 2015

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…

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(Updated) Game 5 of Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals scores a 14.2 overnight rating, highest of the series

June 15, 2015

Update: game 5 averaged 20,511,000 viewers with a peak audience of 24,840,000 viewers from 10:30-11p and through 5 games the series is averaging 19.215 million surpassing the Lakers-Celtics series in 2010 to become the most-watched NBA Finals since they moved to ABC in 2003. Original post: Game 5 of the NBA Finals where the Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers to take a 3-2 lead in the series averaged a 14.2 overnight…

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Warriors-Cavs, Thunder-Suns, PTI lead cable sports nets for Thursday February 26, 2015

February 27, 2015

NBA action on TNT topped the cable sports landscape on Thursday with the Cleveland Cavaliers victory over the Golden State Warriors averaging 2.644 million viewers and a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. The  Oklahoma City Thunder’s overtime loss to the Phoenix Suns averaged 1.548 million viewers and a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating. ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption averaged 968,000 viewers viewers and a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating. Cable Sports TV Ratings for Thursday February 26,…

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