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The 2015 NBA Finals between Cleveland and Golden State is the most-watched and highest-rated NBA Finals ever on ABC through four games.
Most-Watched & Highest-Rated NBA Finals Ever on ABC through Three Games Nearly 18.8 Million Viewers is Largest Game 3 Audience Ever on ABC; Broadcast Peaks with 23.5 Million Viewers The 2015 NBA Finals is the most-watched and highest-rated NBA Finals ever on ABC through three games, according to Nielsen. The series is averaging 18,463,000 viewers … Read More
Through three games, the 2015 NBA Finals, in which the Cleveland Cavaliers lead the Golden State Warriors 2-1, is the highest-rated ever on ABC, according to Nielsen. All three of this year’s NBA Finals broadcasts on ABC have set ratings records on the network.
Record Audience of 18.8 Million Watched Game 2; Broadcast Peaked with 24.4 Million Viewers The 2015 NBA Finals, currently tied 1-1 between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, is the most-watched (18,321,000 viewers P2+) and highest-rated (10.6 U.S. household) ever on ABC through the first two games, according to Fast Nationals from Nielsen. Last … Read More
The 2015 NBA Finals is the highest-rated ever on ABC, according to Nielsen. The series, which is currently even at 1-1, is averaging a 12.9 overnight rating through two games.
The NBA Finals continued to set records Sunday as it generated a 12.9 overnight rating, making it the highest-rated NBA Finals Game 2 ever on ABC. The broadcast peaked with a 16.9 from 11 p.m.-11:15 p.m. ET. The rating was up 26 percent from a 10.2 for Miami-San Antonio last year.
This afternoon, ESPN NBA analysts Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson, also former Warriors head coach, took part in an ESPN media call to discuss the 2015 NBA Western Conference Finals. The Western Conference Finals will continue exclusively on ESPN with Game 2 on Thursday at 9 p.m. ET with Mike Breen, Van Gundy, Jackson, … Read More
2015 NBA Western Conference Finals – Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets – Exclusively on ESPN
The 2015 NBA Western Conference Finals – the Golden State Warriors and Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry versus the Houston Rockets and James Harden – will be televised exclusively by ESPN.
NBA on ABC: Houston Rockets-L.A. Clippers Game 7 Delivers Highest-Rated Early-Round Playoff Game Since 2012
The Houston Rockets victory over the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 7 of their Western Conference Semifinals series delivered a 5.8 overnight rating on ABC, according to Nielsen. The broadcast peaked with a 7.7 from 6 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. This marks the highest-rated first or second round NBA playoff game on any ESPN network since 2012.
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