Through three games, the 2022 NBA Finals on ABC presented by YouTube TV is averaging 11,777,000 viewers, which is up 28 percent from last year, according to Nielsen. Game 3 of the NBA Finals, in which the Boston Celtics defeated the Golden State Warriors 116-100, averaged 11,522,000 viewers, peaking with 13,245,000 viewers at 11:15 p.m. ET.
NBA Finals Game 3 was up 25 percent from Game 3 in 2021. It propelled ABC to win the night across all of television once again, including in every key demographic: M18-34, M18-49, M25-54, P18-34, P18-49 and P25-54.
The NBA Finals on ABC continues on Friday, June 10, at 9 p.m. ET as the Celtics and Jayson Tatum host the Warriors and Stephen Curry.