Thursday, June 13th, 2013 at 9:45 am  |  13 responses

NBA Finals Game 3 TV Ratings Down from Last Year

Television ratings for these NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs continue to slide — Game 3 of the series, a 36-point blowout by the Spurs, had considerably less viewers than last year’s game between Miami and and the OKC Thunder. Per the AP: “The NBA Finals’ television viewership for Game 3 was down 9 percent from last year. The San Antonio Spurs’ 113-77 win over Miami on Tuesday night on ABC averaged just over 14 million viewers, down from almost 15.5 million for the Heat-Thunder series a year ago.”

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  • OfftheWall87

    No surprise. Thunder more exciting than the Spurs.

  • Dfrance

    I think we see the trend, no need to remind us after every game.

  • Basketball Coach

    as any other blogger say, “there’s no money in SA, imagine what would the ratings be if the Pacers won the eastern conference finals?” lol


  • Dev

    The ratings are down from last year but they are the best for any Spurs Finals over the last decade and a half

  • Mike Mihalow

    Probably because this Game 3 was a blow-out, and all the Heat fans/band-wagoners turned it off.

  • Mike Mihalow

    SA has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country right now, and their economy is doing much better than other major cities.

    You might wanna stick to coaching basketball, and not economics ;)

  • spit hot fiyah

    we die hards don’t care who is in the finals. we would watch atlanta vs. houston

  • Rockwell

    Anybody who think the Spurs are boring have never watched them play.

  • i_ball

    If what they did in game 3 is not exciting I don’t know what is

  • OfftheWall87

    Compare that to Durant, Westbrook and Harden when they were sprinting up and down the floor hitting shots and dunking all over the place. Thunder were still more entertaining than Spurs.

  • Flowbee`

    Hey Basketball Coach. Indianapolis is the 13 largest city in the US.
    Miami is the 44th largest. FYI, that means Indy is considerably larger

  • Basketball Coach

    dude i was talking about the “money” the NBA gains in SA during finals(compared to OKC, LA etc) not the “money” that is connected to their economy. this is basketball we’re talking about, don’t take it too seriously.

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