By Official release
Posted Jun 15 2012 10:49AM
NEW YORK -- The NBA Finals Game 2 on ABC -- Miami Heat defeated Oklahoma City to even the series at 1-1 -- generated an 11.8 overnight rating, the best overnight rating for a Game 2 since 2004 and second highest ever on ABC, according to Nielsen. The 11.8 rating is up 12 percent compared to last year's Finals Game 2 (Miami Heat vs. Dallas Mavericks), which earned a 10.5.
The two-game NBA Finals overnight ratings average for 2012 is an 11.8, up 11 percent from last year. Game 2 peaked with a 15.1 rating from 11:30 to 11:45 p.m. ET.
In Oklahoma City, the game generated a 44.4 rating, the highest for an NBA game ever in the market (Game 1 of this series was the previous high with a 44.3). In Miami, the game generated a 30.3 rating.
The only other Game 2 telecast with a higher overnight on ABC was the 12.3 rating for the 2004 NBA Finals (Detroit Pistons vs. L.A. Lakers).
The Kia NBA Countdown pregame show averaged a 3.8 overnight rating, up 9 percent from a 3.5 for last year's Game 2 pregame show. The two-game overnight average for the program is a 4.2, up 20 percent.
The 2012 NBA Finals will continue with Game 3 on Sunday, June 17, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, ESPN Radio and ESPN3.
|Sager On the Fourth Quarter|
Craig Sager talks about the first three quarters of play and what you can expect to see in the final quarter of Game 1.
Roy Hibbert grabs the loose ball and sinks the tough shot.
|Throwin' It Down|
LeBron James finishes with a powerful slam.
|George's Big Slam|
Paul George drives to the basket and finishes with a tough slam.
|First Half of Game 1|
John Schuhmann talks about the first half of Game 1 and discusses the keys to victory for both teams in the second half.