- Average Audience of 8,089,000 Viewers, Peaked with 10,336,000 Viewers
- ESPN’s Coverage of Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics Wins The Night Across Television
- Game 7 is Sunday at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN and the ESPN App
Last night’s Cleveland Cavaliers victory over the Boston Celtics was ESPN’s most-watched NBA Conference Finals Game 6 since 2012, according to Fast Nationals from Nielsen. The telecast averaged 8,089,000 viewers, peaking with 10,336,000 viewers from 10:30-11 p.m. ET.
The game was up 42 percent from the last time ESPN televised a Conference Finals Game 6 – Cleveland vs. Toronto – in 2016. ESPN won the night across all of television (broadcast and cable) for Friday, May 25.
Through six games, ESPN’s coverage of the Eastern Conference Finals is averaging 7,640,000 viewers, up 21 percent from last year’s Eastern Conference Finals between Cleveland and Boston. It is up 16 percent from last year’s Western Conference Finals – the Golden State Warriors vs. San Antonio Spurs – on ESPN.
The 2018 NBA Eastern Conference Finals culminates with Game 7 on Sunday, May 27 (tomorrow), at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App. Mike Breen, analysts Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson and reporter Doris Burke will call Game 7. Additionally, Game 7 is available on ESPN Radio and the ESPN App with Adam Amin describing the action alongside analyst Jon Barry. NBA Countdown tips off the evening’s coverage at 7:30 p.m. with Michelle Beadle, Paul Pierce, Chauncey Billups and Jalen Rose.
The 2018 NBA Finals, exclusively on ABC, begins on Thursday, May 31, at 9 p.m.