Through four games, the 2014 NBA Finals is averaging 14,931,000 viewers (p2+) per game, up versus last year’s Finals between the same teams, according to Nielsen. The series is averaging a 9.1 U.S. household rating, also up versus last year’s Finals through four games.
NBA Finals Game Four, which saw the San Antonio Spurs defeat the Miami Heat 107-86, averaged nearly 15 million viewers (14,964,000), peaking with 16,742,000 viewers from 11-11:15 p.m. ET. The broadcast generated a 9.3 U.S. household rating. The success of NBA Finals Game Four helped propel ABC to win the night in rating and viewership across all of television for the 41st consecutive time.
Game Four of the NBA Finals on Twitter was the most-tweeted television program of the day with more than 2.9 million tweets. Overall, the game accounted for 51 percent of all television conversation on Twitter, according to Nielsen Social.
The NBA Finals will continue with Game Five on ABC this Sunday, June 15, at 8 p.m. NBA Countdown will precede the broadcast at 7:30 p.m. For more details on ABC’s and ESPN’s NBA Finals coverage, visit ESPNMediaZone.com.