Second-Most Watched NBA Finals Ever on ABC Through Two Games


Second-Most Watched NBA Finals Ever on ABC Through Two Games


  • ABC Delivers its Second-Most Watched NBA Finals Game 2 Ever
  • NBA Finals on ABC Wins the Night Across Television for 50th Consecutive Time

The 2016 NBA Finals is the second-most watched ever on ABC through two games, according to Fast Nationals from Nielsen. The series is averaging 18,270,000 viewers (p2+).

Last night’s NBA Finals Game 2 – the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers by 33 points (110-77), the largest margin of victory ever for an NBA Finals Game 2 – averaged 17,361,000 viewers, making it the second-most watched Game 2 ever on ABC. It peaked with 19,367,000 viewers from 9:30-10 p.m. ET.

Based on Fast Nationals from Nielsen, the NBA Finals on ABC will win the night across all of television for the 50th consecutive time.

Game 3

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.

 For additional information, including Game 2 local market ratings and WatchESPN audience numbers, please access today’s earlier press release.


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



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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