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ESPN and ABC will combine to televise six 2016 NBA Playoffs’ Western and Eastern Conference Semifinals games this week. The Miami Heat and Dwyane Wade will visit the Toronto Raptors and Kyle Lowry for Round 2 / Game 2 on Thursday, May 5 at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. ESPN will televise a doubleheader on … Read More
NBA Playoffs on ABC: Heat-Hornets Battle in Decisive Game 7 of First Round, Warriors-Trail Blazers Tip Off Western Conference Semifinals Series
The 2016 NBA Playoffs will continue on ABC with a doubleheader on Sunday, May 1.
The NBA Playoffs 2016 will continue on ESPN with three Game 6s on Friday, April 29.
Warriors-Rockets Game 4 on ABC Matches Highest Overnight Rating for First Round NBA Playoffs Game in 12 Years (Any Network)
Sunday’s ABC broadcast of the Golden State Warriors’ victory over the Houston Rockets in Game 4 of their first round NBA Playoffs series delivered a 5.3 overnight rating, according to Nielsen. This matches the highest overnight rating for any first round NBA Playoffs game, on any network in 12 years (since 2004). The ABC broadcast peaked with a 6.1 overnight rating from 5:30-5:45 p.m. ET.
Viewership and ratings for the 2015-16 NBA regular season were up on both ABC and ESPN, compared to last season, according to Nielsen.