NBA Finals Game 5 Overnight Ratings Up 36% vs. Last Season

Categories: Network TV Press Releases,TV Sports Ratings & News

Written By

June 14th, 2010


via press release:

Celtics-Lakers Wins the Night for ABC; Highest Game 5 Rating in Six Years

ABC’s exclusive coverage of The Finals Game 5 – Los Angeles Lakers at Boston Celtics – delivered a 12.8 overnight rating, the highest of the series so far and a 36 percent increase from 2009 (Lakers vs. Orlando, 9.4 overnight).

Sunday night’s Game 5 broadcast was the highest-rated show of the night for all of television, helping ABC to win the night for all networks in primetime, as was the case the previous four games.  The game peaked with a 16.5 rating from 10:30-10:45 p.m. ET.

The broadcast received the highest Game 5 overnight rating since 2004 (Lakers/Detroit, 15.5 overnight rating), a mark that has been achieved by each game of The Finals.

Coverage will continue with Game 6 on Tuesday, June 15, at 9 p.m. on ABC and ESPN Radio.  The Celtics currently lead the series 3-2, with the Lakers facing elimination in Game 6.

I will have average viewership and adults 18-49 ratings for the game in our regular Sunday night overnight ratings post ASAP.

 
© 2014 Tribune Digital Ventures