Friday, June 21st, 2013 at 12:20 pm  |  6 responses

NBA Finals Game 7 TV Ratings Were Massive

With the NBA title coming down to one last battle, this after an epic Game 6, tens of millions tuned in last night and watched the Miami Heat defeat the San Antonio Spurs to claim their second straight championship. Per the press release: “NBA Finals Game 7 on ABC delivered a 17.7 overnight rating, according to Nielsen. This is the second highest-rated NBA game in ABC history. The telecast peaked at a 22.6 from 11:30 p.m. – 11:45 p.m. ET. Game 7 is also expected to mark the 37thconsecutive time an NBA Finals telecast has won the night for all of television and is the 25th straight time it has delivered double-digit overnight ratings. The game generated a 44.2 metered market rating in Miami, making it the highest-rated NBA game ever in the market. Additionally, Game 7 scored big in San Antonio with a 46.4. The 2013 NBA Finals averaged a 12.4 metered market rating, up five percent from an 11.8 for the 2012 NBA Finals.”

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  • fruizm

    I think almost everyone (in the entire world) who likes sports and has access to TV or the internet watched the game. Even my friends in MEXICO who dont follow basketball at all were posting game-related things on Facebook! The NBA gained some new fans after this series!

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  • http://www.offthebackboard.wordpress.com/ Off The Backboard

    David Stern, you’ve done well.

  • Seth

    Exactly what Stern scripted. Cha ching.

  • Will Lee

    I remember after game 2 they said its down??.

  • Zabbah

    I know. It was amazing how he got Kawhi and Manu to miss their free throws at the end of game 6.