NBA Finals on ABC: Game 4 Up Five Percent From Last Year With 12.6 Metered Market Rating
2017 NBA Finals Metered Market Ratings Average Up Five Percent From 2016 Through Four Games
ESPN Sets NBA Finals Game 4 Streaming Records
Game 4 of the NBA Finals on ABC - the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors 137-116 - delivered a 12.6 metered market rating, up five percent from a 12.0 for last year's Game 4, according to Nielsen. The broadcast peaked with a 14.9 rating from 11:15-11:30 p.m. ET.
The 2017 NBA Finals - the Warriors currently lead the Cavaliers 3-1 - is averaging a 12.8 metered market rating through four games. This is up five percent from a 12.2 in 2016.
ESPN set multiple NBA Finals Game 4 streaming records last night. The game delivered 71,592,200 total minutes streamed, 1,901,000 unique viewers and an average minute streaming audience of 374,800 viewers - all Game 4 records.
The NBA Finals on ABC is expected to win the night for the 59th consecutive time. Last night's broadcast delivered a 35.5 rating in the Cleveland market and a 32.1 rating in the San Francisco-Oakland market. The other top local markets include: Columbus (18.9); Sacramento (16.8); Memphis (16.5); Atlanta (16.0); San Antonio (15.6); Miami (15.4); Birmingham (14.7); Chicago (14.3).
The NBA Finals on ABC continues with Game 5 on Monday, June 12, at 9 p.m. ET (ABC coverage starting at 8:30 p.m.). The NBA Finals is also available on ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes and the ESPN App.
2017 NBA Finals On ABC: Most-Watched Since 1998 Through Four Games
Game 4 Draws Total Live Audience of 19,387,000 Viewers, Up 15 Percent from Last Year
Game 4 Peaked with 22,450,000 Viewers
The 2017 NBA Finals on ABC - the Golden State Warriors lead the Cleveland Cavaliers 3-1 - is the most-watched NBA Finals since 1998 through four games, according to Fast Nationals from Nielsen. The series is averaging a total live audience (television plus streaming) of 19,788,000 average viewers, up 12 percent from 17,696,000 viewers in 2016. On ABC, the series is averaging 19,380,000 viewers (P2+), plus an average minute streaming audience of 408,000 viewers.
Friday night's Game 4 broadcast on ABC - the Cavaliers defeated the Warriors 137-116 - delivered a total live audience of 19,387,000 average viewers up 15 percent from a total live audience of 16,867,000 viewers in 2016. On ABC, Game 4 delivered 19,012,000 average viewers (P2+) with an additional average minute streaming audience of 375,000 viewers. Game 4 peaked on ABC with 22,450,000 viewers from 11-11:30 p.m. ET.
The NBA Finals on ABC won the night across all of television for the 59th consecutive time. For additional information, including metered market ratings and Game 4 streaming records, visit ESPN Media Zone to access the press release from earlier today.
The NBA Finals on ABC continues with Game 5 on Monday, June 12, at 9 p.m. (ABC coverage starts at 8:30 p.m.). Game 5 is also available on ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes and the ESPN App.