- NBA Finals Expected to Win the Night for 50th Consecutive Time
- Game 2 Delivers Third-Most Watched NBA Game in WatchESPN History
The 2016 NBA Finals is the second-highest rated ever on ABC through two games, according to overnights from Nielsen. The Golden State Warriors-Cleveland Cavaliers rematch is averaging a 12.4 metered market rating.
Last night’s NBA Finals Game 2 – the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers by the largest margin of victory ever for an NBA Finals Game 2, 33 points (110-77), generated a strong 11.8 overnight rating, tying it for the third-highest rated NBA Finals Game 2 ever on ABC.
The NBA Finals on ABC is expected to win the night across all of television for the 50th consecutive time. Last night’s Game 2 on ABC peaked with a 13.2 rating from 9-9:15 p.m. and again from 10-10:15 p.m.
NBA Finals Game 2 on WatchESPN
Last night’s Game 2 was the third-most watched NBA game ever on WatchESPN. It generated 43,234,000 total minutes streamed, 875,000 unique viewers and an average minute audience of 267,000.
Top local markets for Game 2 on ABC:
Additionally, NBA Countdown – ABC’s NBA Finals pre-game show – generated a 3.7 overnight rating, up six percent from a 3.5 for last year’s Game 2 pre-game show and up 23 percent from a 3.0 in 2014.
The 2016 NBA Finals will continue with Game 3 on ABC this Wednesday, June 8, at 9 p.m. ET. NBA Countdown will precede the telecast at 8:30 p.m. The game is also available on ESPN Deportes, ESPN Radio and via WatchESPN.
Media contact: Ben Cafardo at 860-766-3496 or [email protected] (@Ben_ESPN).