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[06/05/17 - 07:13 AM]
NBA Finals on ABC: Game 2 Up Seven Percent From Last Year With 12.7 Metered Market Rating
ESPN spins the numbers for Sunday, June 4.

[via press release from ESPN]

NBA Finals on ABC: Game 2 Up Seven Percent From Last Year With 12.7 Metered Market Rating

· 2017 NBA Finals Ratings on ABC Up From 2016 through Two Games

· ESPN Sets More NBA Finals Streaming Records

The 2017 NBA Finals on ABC - the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 132-113 - delivered a 12.7 metered market rating, up seven percent compared to an 11.9 for NBA Finals Game 2 in 2016. Sunday's Game 2 broadcast peaked with a 14.7 rating from 10-10:15 p.m. ET, according to Nielsen.

Through two games, the 2017 NBA Finals on ABC is averaging a 12.6 metered market rating, up from a 12.5 last year, according to Nielsen. The NBA Finals on ABC is expected to win the night across all of television for the 57th consecutive time.

Additionally, ESPN delivered another record NBA Finals streaming audience across metrics on Sunday. Game 2 drew an average minute audience of 435,800 viewers, 1,774,600 unique viewers and 71,030,300 total minutes streamed - all records for an NBA Finals Game 2.

Sunday's Game 2 broadcast averaged a 32.4 rating in the Cleveland market and a 31.1 in the San Francisco-Oakland market. The rest of the top ten local markets include Columbus (19.5), Miami (17.7), Memphis (17.5), Atlanta (17.0), Sacramento (15.5), Richmond (15.3), San Antonio (14.6) and Birmingham (14.0).

The 2017 NBA Finals on ABC and the ESPN App continues with Game 3 on Wednesday, June 7, at 9 p.m. (coverage starting at 8:30 p.m.)

2017 NBA Finals on ABC: Most-Watched Since 1998 Through Two Games

Most-Watched NBA Finals Game 2 Since 1998: Total Live Audience of 20.1 Million Viewers

The 2017 NBA Finals on ABC - the Golden State Warriors lead the Cleveland Cavaliers 2-0 - is the most-watched since 1998, through two games, according to Fast Nationals from Nielsen. The series is averaging a total live audience (television plus streaming) of 19,602,000 average viewers, up five percent from 18,641,000 viewers in 2016. It is averaging 19,192,000 viewers (P2+) on ABC and an average minute streaming audience of 410,000 viewers.

Sunday's NBA Finals Game 2, in which the Warriors defeated the Cavaliers 132-113, generated a total live audience of 20,117,000 average viewers, making it the most-watched NBA Finals Game 2 since 1998. It was up 13 percent from 17,756,000 average viewers in 2016. The Game 2 broadcast averaged 19,681,000 viewers (P2+) and an average minute streaming audience of 436,000 viewers. The broadcast peaked with 23,094,000 viewers from 10-10:30 p.m. ET.

The NBA Finals on ABC won the night across television on Sunday for the 57th consecutive time.

The 2017 NBA Finals on ABC and the ESPN App continues with Game 3 on Wednesday, June 7, at 9 p.m. (coverage starting at 8:30 p.m.)





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