via press release:
Third-highest Rated NBA Conference Finals Game Five Ever on ESPN
NBA Eastern Conference Finals Game Five, in which the Indiana Pacers defeated the Miami Heat to pull to 3-2 in their best-of-seven series, is the third-highest rated NBA Conference Finals Game Five ever on ESPN, according to Nielsen. The telecast generated a 5.7 overnight rating.
Locally, the telecast delivered a 25.2 rating in Miami, making it the highest rated NBA postseason game on ESPN ever in the market. Additionally, the telecast posted a 16.5 in Indianapolis.
NBA Eastern Conference Finals continues on ESPN
ESPN’s NBA Eastern Conference Finals coverage will continue with Game Six on Friday, May 30, at 8:30 p.m. ET. Mike Breen, analysts Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson, reporter Doris Burke and officiating expert Steve Javie will provide commentary. For more details on ESPN’s multi-platform Conference Finals coverage, visit ESPNMediaZone.com.