NBA Finals Game 2 on ABC Overnight Rating up 10 Percent
Celtics-Lakers Wins the Night for ABC; Game Peaks at a 14.7 Rating
ABC’s exclusive coverage of The Finals Game 2 – Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Lakers – delivered a 10.9 overnight rating, a 10 percent increase from 2009 (Orlando vs. L.A. Lakers, 9.9 overnight). Sunday night’s Game 2 broadcast was the highest-rated show of the night for all of television, helping ABC to win the night for all networks in primetime.
The game peaked with a 14.7 overnight rating (10:45 – 11:00 pm ET). The broadcast was the highest-rated Game 2 overnight rating since 2004.
Game 1 of the Finals delivered an 8.6 rating, 14,088,076 viewers, was the highest-rated program of the night, and enabled ABC to be the #1 network for the night.
Coverage will continue with Game 3 Tuesday, June 8, at 9 p.m. ET on ABC and ESPN Radio.