via press release:
NBA Finals on ABC: Game Four Delivers Strong 10.6 Overnight Rating
The Finals Wins the Night Across Television for 41st Consecutive Time
ESPN3 Sees 52 Percent Increase for Game Four
Game Four of the 2014 NBA Finals, in which the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Miami Heat 107-86 to take a 3-1 series lead, generated a strong 10.6 overnight rating on ABC, according to Nielsen. The broadcast peaked with a 12.0 rating between 11-11:15 p.m. ET.
The Game Four broadcast marks the 41st consecutive time an NBA Finals game has won the night across all of television, nearly doubling its competition.
In the San Antonio market, the broadcast delivered a 47.4 rating, up from a 43.7 for Game Four last year. The rest of the top five local markets include: Miami (28.8); Austin (18.8); Memphis (17.5); West Palm Beach (15.8).
Game Four Scores Big on ESPN3
Additionally, the NBA Finals continues to deliver huge audiences on ESPN3. Game Four generated nearly 400,000 unique visitors (398,000), up 52 percent from Game Four last year.
The NBA Finals will continue with Game Five on ABC this Sunday, June 15, at 8 p.m. NBA Countdown will precede the broadcast at 7:30 p.m. For more details on ABC’s and ESPN’s NBA Finals coverage, visit ESPNMediaZone.com.