ABC is reporting that game 4 of the NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers averaged 13.8 million viewers. This was down about 700,000 viewers from Tuesday's game three, but considering the Lakers were up by as much as 24 in the first half and led by 18 at halftime, many viewers probably tuned to another channel.
But by the fourth quarter when Boston roared back to tie it up at 75-75, hopefully the viewers came back. I know I did, watching the Celtics go on to win 97-91 and take a commanding three games to one lead in the best of seven series. No team has ever come back from a 3-1 deficit to win the finals.
Wager Update: This doesn't bode well for the series averaging 15 million viewers, so things aren't looking good for Bill, who wagered the "dream series" would average over 15 million viewers. I took the under. Bill puts the chances that he'll be buying me lunch at 85%, but a win by the Lakers on Father's Day will likely change his calculation.
Through four games the series is averaging 13.8 million viewers.