Posted Jun 16 2009 3:53PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Television ratings for the NBA Finals are down from last year.
The five games on ABC between the Los Angeles Lakers and Orlando Magic averaged an 8.4 rating. That's down close to 10 percent from last season's 9.3 for the six-game Lakers-Celtics series, which was boosted by Boston's large market and traditional rivalry with LA.
It's still up 35 percent from the record-low 6.2 for San Antonio's sweep of Cleveland two years ago.
Ratings represent the percentage of all households with televisions tuned into a program.
|Nets vs. Sixers: First half|
Evan Turner has 18 points at the break and the 76ers lead the Nets by three at the half.
|Norris Feeds Birdman|
Norris Cole gets the steal and drops it off to Chris Andersen for the one-hand spike.
|Drivin' to the Hole|
Kemba Walker drives to the basket and sinks a tough layup.
|Hayward's Chase Down Block|
Gordon Hayward blocks DeMarre Carroll's shot during the first quarter.
|Henson's Big Follow|
After a missed shot, John Henson finishes with a powerful slam.