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Third-highest Rated NBA Conference Finals Game Two Ever on ESPN
ESPN’s 2014 NBA Draft Lottery Coverage Sets Ratings Record
NBA Eastern Conference Finals Game Two, in which the Miami Heat defeated the Indiana Pacers 87-83 to even their series 1-1, is the third-highest rated NBA Conference Finals Game Two ever on the ESPN, according to Nielsen. The telecast generated a 5.9 overnight, which is up 55 percent from ESPN’s NBA Conference Finals Game Two coverage last year of San Antonio Spurs-Memphis Grizzlies.
Locally, the telecast delivered a 24.4 rating in Miami, making it the second-highest rated NBA postseason game on ESPN ever in the market. Additionally, the telecast posted a 19.8 in Indianapolis, ranking as the second-highest rated NBA postseason game on ESPN ever in the market.
The 2014 NBA Draft Lottery on ESPN delivered its highest rating ever. The telecast generated a 2.9 overnight rating, which is up 26% from a 2.3 for last year’s event.