LeBron James and Stephen Curry have been extremely good for the NBA and especially ABC’s television ratings. According to ESPN, through two games — the NBA Finals are the most watched & highest-rated ever at this point.
NBA Finals Game 2 on ABC peaked at 11 p.m. ET with massive audience of 24.4 million viewers http://t.co/10SCwtjkXh pic.twitter.com/YcgWnweTha
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The 2015 NBA Finals, currently tied 1-1 between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, is the most-watched (18,321,000 viewers P2+) and highest-rated (10.6 U.S. household) ever on ABC through the first two games, according to Fast Nationals from Nielsen.
Last night’s Game 2 delivered 18,795,000 viewers, which was the most-watched NBA Finals Game 2 ever on ABC. It peaked with 24.4 million viewers at 11 p.m. ET. Game 2 was up 26 percent from 14,914,000 viewers for Miami-San Antonio last season.
Additionally, Game 2 delivered a 10.5 U.S. household rating, which is up 19 percent from an 8.8 last year and ranks as the highest-rated NBA Finals Game 2 on ABC in over a decade.
For the 44th consecutive time, the NBA Finals is expected to win the night for ABC across all of television (broadcast and cable) and across all key demos.
Game 2 of the NBA Finals on ABC peaked at 11 p.m. ET with massive audience of around 24.4 million viewers tuning in to watch the Cavs and Warriors head into overtime.