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[06/09/14 - 07:18 AM]
NBA Finals on ABC: Game Two Generates Strong 10.2 Overnight Rating
ESPN spins the ABC numbers for Sunday, June 8.

[via press release from ESPN]

NBA Finals on ABC: Game Two Generates Strong 10.2 Overnight Rating

NBA Finals Wins the Night for 39th Consecutive Time

ESPN3 Sees Double-digit Audience Increase for Game Two

Game Two of the 2014 NBA Finals, in which the Miami Heat defeated the San Antonio Spurs 98-96 to even their series, generated a strong 10.2 overnight rating on ABC, according to Nielsen. The game peaked at a 13.9 from 10:30-10:45 p.m. ET.

The Game Two broadcast marks the 39th consecutive time an NBA Finals game has won the night across all of television, nearly doubling its competition.

Top local markets
Market Rating
1. San Antonio 39.5
2. Miami 30.7
3. Austin 18.6
4. West Palm Beach 15.5
5. Memphis 14.1

ESPN3 Sees Double-digit Audience Increase

NBA Finals Game Two on ESPN3 generated 310,000 unique viewers, up 56 percent from Game Two last season.

The NBA Finals will continue with Game Three on ABC this Tuesday, June 10, at 9 p.m. NBA Countdown will precede the broadcast at 8:30 p.m. For more details on ABC's and ESPN's NBA Finals coverage, visit ESPNMediaZone.com.

NBA Finals Game Two Audience Up with Over 15 Million Viewers on ABC

Viewership and Ratings Up Through Two Games

Game Two of the 2014 NBA Finals delivered 15,006,000 viewers (p2+) on ABC, up from last year, according to Nielsen. The audience peaked with 18,786,000 viewers between 10-10:30 p.m. ET.

Additionally, NBA Finals Game Two averaged an 8.9 U.S. household rating, which is up five percent from Game Two last year. The success of the NBA Finals - the Miami Heat-San Antonio Spurs rematch - helped propel ABC to win the night across all of television for the 39th consecutive time.

NBA Finals on ABC: Viewership and Ratings Up Through Two Games

Through two games, The Finals on ABC is up from last year's same matchup. The series is averaging 14,929,000 viewers, up four percent from 2013. Furthermore, the series is averaging an 8.9 U.S. household rating, up two percent from 2013.

The NBA Finals will continue with Game Three on ABC this Tuesday, June 10, at 9 p.m. NBA Countdown will precede the broadcast at 8:30 p.m. For more details on ABC's and ESPN's NBA Finals coverage, visit ESPNMediaZone.com.





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