ABC Sees Record Overnight Ratings for NBA Finals Game 7

The overnight rating numbers are in for Game 7 of the NBA Finals and it is good news for ABC.

The network saw a rating of 18.2, the highest NBA Finals game ever on ABC.  The rating was the highest for an NBA Finals game since the Bulls/Jazz series in 1998 on NBC


Last night’s Game 7 overnight rating was up 32 percent compared to the last Game 7 in 2005(Pistons/Spurs – 13.8 overnight rating).

The Finals led ABC to win the night in prime time for all seven nights of the series.  Thursday’s Game 7 broadcast was the highest-rated show of the night for all of television, as was the case for the previous six games.  The game peaked with a 23.7 rating from 11:45 p.m. to midnight ET.


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