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[06/09/16 - 07:38 AM]
Second-Highest Rated NBA Finals Ever on ABC Through Three Games
ESPN spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 8.

[via press release from ESPN]

Second-Highest Rated NBA Finals Ever on ABC Through Three Games

· NBA Finals on ABC Expected to Win the Night for the 51st Consecutive Time

· NBA Finals Up Double-Digits on WatchESPN through Three Games

The 2016 NBA Finals is the second-highest rated ever on ABC through three games, based on overnight ratings from Nielsen. The series, in which the Golden State Warriors are leading the Cleveland Cavaliers 2-1, is averaging a 12.2 overnight rating.

Last night's Game 3 - the Cavaliers defeated the Warriors by 30 points (120-90) - generated an 11.8 overnight rating, making it the third-highest rated Game 3 ever on ABC. The telecast peaked with a 13.4 from 10-10:15 p.m.

NBA Finals Game 3 is expected to win the night across all of television for the 51st consecutive time.

NBA Finals on WatchESPN up double-digits

The 2016 NBA Finals on WatchESPN is up double-digits from 2015 through three games. The series has generated approximately 143,000,000 total minutes, an average of 952,000 unique viewers and an average minute audience of 293,000, up 42 percent, 35 percent and 61 percent from last year (101,000,000 total minutes, 706,000 unique viewers, 182,000 average minute audience).

Top local markets on ABC
Market Rating
Cleveland 36.7
San Francisco 30.7
Columbus 17.6
Miami 16.7
San Antonio 16.2
Atlanta 15.6
Sacramento 15.3
Memphis 14.7
Birmingham 13.4
Norfolk 13.1

The 2016 NBA Finals will continue with Game 4 on Friday, June 10, at 9 p.m. ET (coverage starting at 8:30 p.m.) on ABC. The series is also available on ESPN Deportes, ESPN Radio and WatchESPN.

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

· ABC Delivers its Second-Most Watched NBA Finals Game 3 Ever

· NBA Finals on ABC Wins the Night Across Television for 51st Consecutive Time

The 2016 NBA Finals is the second-most watched ever on ABC through three games, according to Nielsen. The series is averaging 17,702,000 viewers, (p2+).

Last night's NBA Finals Game 3 - the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors by 30 points (120-90) - was the second-most watched NBA Finals Game 3 ever on ABC. It averaged 16,465,000 viewers and peaked with 18,764,000 viewers from 10-10:15 p.m. ET.

The NBA Finals on ABC won the night across all of television for the 51st consecutive time. For more information, including metered market ratings and digital information, please visit ESPN Media Zone for today's earlier press release.

The 2016 NBA Finals will continue with Game 4 on Friday, June 10, at 9 p.m. ET (coverage starting at 8:30 p.m.) on ABC. The series is also available on ESPN Deportes, ESPN Radio and WatchESPN.





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