Heat-Spurs Game 7 Second-Highest Rated NBA Telecast in ABC History
The NBA Finals Game 7 between the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat received a 17.7 overnight rating, making it the second-highest rated NBA game in ABC history.
According to Nielsen, the game "generated a 44.2 metered market rating in Miami, making it the highest-rated NBA Game ever in the market." The 2013 NBA Finals also averaged a 12.4 rating, up five percent from last year's Finals.
LeBron James led Miami to back-to-back titles, as the Heat defeated San Antonio 95-88 in a thrilling and exhilarating series that was compelling--and more proof that live sports continue to draw massive ratings in a media landscape that is becoming more fragmented.