NBA on ABC: Houston Rockets-L.A. Clippers Game 7 Delivers Highest-Rated Early-Round Playoff Game Since 2012

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NBA on ABC: Houston Rockets-L.A. Clippers Game 7 Delivers Highest-Rated Early-Round Playoff Game Since 2012

NBA on ABC: Houston Rockets-L.A. Clippers Game 7 Delivers Highest-Rated Early-Round Playoff Game Since 2012

The Houston Rockets victory over the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 7 of their Western Conference Semifinals series delivered a 5.8 overnight rating on ABC, according to Nielsen. The broadcast peaked with a 7.7 from 6 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. This marks the highest-rated first or second round NBA playoff game on any ESPN network since 2012.

Game 7 generated a massive 25.1 rating in the Houston market, making it the highest-rated NBA playoff game ever in the market, as far as records go back (2003). In Los Angeles, the game did a 9.5.

ESPN will exclusively televise the 2015 NBA Western Conference Finals – Golden State Warriors versus Houston Rockets – beginning Tuesday, May 19, at 9 p.m. ET. More details will be issued today.

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Media contact: Ben Cafardo at 860-766-3496 or [email protected] (@Ben_ESPN).

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Ben Cafardo

I lead communications strategy and execution for ESPN’s NBA, MLB, FIBA and Little League World Series properties. I’m also a proud consumer of all things ESPN.
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