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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