Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 at 9:25 am  |  30 responses

TV Ratings Very Strong for NBA Finals

Executives at ABC, ESPN and the NBA are undoubtedly pleased with the number of people tuning in to watch the Finals. The AP has the figures: “ESPN says ratings for the NBA Finals remain as high as they’ve been in the last seven years. Through three games of the Miami-Dallas series, broadcasts on ABC are being seen by an average of 15,311,000 viewers. Miami’s victory in Game 3 at Dallas on Sunday night earned an 11.1 overnight rating, marking the 22th straight time a finals game has been the most-watched program on a given evening, according to Nielsen. Ratings are up 15 percent over the last Miami-Dallas series in 2006. Viewership is up slightly over last year’s series between traditional powers Boston and the Los Angeles Lakers.”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Memo to bull22: DUMMY.

  • bull22

    @eboy, of course they are going to say that dude, they paid for the rights to the NBA.
    while these ratings are good, but considering the overhype of the big three, they are not jordan worthy or magic worthy ratings numbers.
    so who is the dummy now???

  • bull22

    i have a new nickname for LEBRON, ANTI-JORDAN.
    everything he does is opposite of MJ. one example, jordan has greatest ratings EVER!
    and james has worst ratings EVER! but you are a delusional heat fan, but you are my human brother, so you are forgiven my friend.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    You weren’t even alive when Jordan played the game….so keep his name out of your undeveloped mouth.

  • RobbieJay

    what the f*ck is bull22 talking about

  • bull22

    @eboy, oh i was more then alive brother, i have presented much insight over these last few months how much i know about my team, but you like alot of clowns when told to present valid rebuttals of facts i state, you shirk from it…. AGAIN, go and rank this NBA finals against past ones and you will get your answers…

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Son, you’re a dummy. Go away. I posted “facts” to your argument that THIS Finals was getting “zero” ratings YESTERDAY in response to your idiotic comments. You’re lucky I like to give time to Special Olympic level commenters like yourself. Now go back to watching Ben 10 and leave the adults alone.

  • JTaylor21

    Lloyd and Harry are at it again.

  • bull22

    @eboy, thats what i THOUGHT, you wont do the research because you wont like what you see, you know what i said yesterday but apparently your lack of sleep corrodes your mind.. its funny how you do the majority of name calling around here little guy, and you call others children lol… little brother you are forgiven…

  • http://countdownnba.blogspot.com/ Clay

    This has been the best NBA Finals so far since the 2005 Spurs-Pistons

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    “Brother”, I don’t need forgiveness…the devil don’t want me.

  • Zabba

    ’98 Finals had the highest rating. I think it was game 6. Really not sure because I’m recalling on memory from a long time ago.

  • http://pickandroll.tumblr.com/ airs

    oh you guys.

  • bull22

    @zabba, correct brother, i think the last game had about 72 million viewers tune in to watch MJ’s last game as a bull.

  • bull22

    versus a combined (estimated) 47 million viewers for the first three games of this years finals….

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    72 million people weren’t enough to see the greatest end his run.

  • http://www.bulls.com Rigo Gonzalez

    Damn, E, I done seen you trade verbal jabs with all kinds of cats left and right on this site, but it’s a trip to see you wasting so much energy debating a dude who’s commenting has been more or less a joke since he got here.


    bull22 -Sounds like the irritated guy who never gets picked during proper pickup games & has to go over to the other hoop with the chumps & play 21 untill they get chased away coz the big boys want to play full court. MonkeyBars again ”said the sad bull22” :-)

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Ben 10 is pretty awesome.
    As is Young Justice and Generator Rex.
    My kids also love Transformers Prime.

  • bull22

    probably not, but its more then any other NBA player that has seen the sport.

  • http://www.bulls.com Rigo Gonzalez

    My kids would rather watch a Bulls game than just about anything else on tv…except Sesame Street.
    My 2 year old’s a sucker for Elmo. Lol.

  • http://slamonline.com 1982

    This year’s Finals has more viewers than Boston and LA? Probably because this series isn’t like watching the oldest people on the court trying to prove they still have good knees. Oh sorry, I didn’t mean to talk about what was on this post.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    @ Allenp: If you ever get the chance to watch “Hey Arnold!” on TV or pick up the DVD for your kids, by all means DO IT! Best kids’ cartoon ever; funny, quirky, intelligent. They’ll love it. Chances are, you will too.
    You too, Rigo.

  • http://Slamonline BossTerry

    It’s like listening to a argument between “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan, and, ummm, some other wrestler. BROTHER!!!

  • http://www.bulls.com Rigo Gonzalez

    @Teddy – I remember Hey Arnold!
    I used to watch that with my baby brother when I was in middle school. Ha.

  • http://bulls.com airs

    hey arnold! is on netflix, gold.

  • http://slamonline.com Tracy

    From nba finals ratings to animated kids show, that’s f^cking awesome.

  • SikhWitIt

    Co-sign Teddy, “Hey Arnold!” was an excellent program. More of a “Doug” guy ma’self tho.

  • Bagzy

    Does anyone else come on here just to watch Eboy argue with people?

    I know I do.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Co-sign you right back man, Doug was awesome! I actually really miss those shows, lol.