Posted Apr 19, 2013 8:54 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- ABC and ESPN had their most viewers ever for NBA coverage, helped by the interest in the Miami Heat and their 27-game winning streak.
The two games added during the streak, the second-longest in NBA history, both earned a 2.9 rating, tying for the fourth-highest-rated regular season games ever on ESPN.
The Heat's Christmas Day victory over Oklahoma City in an NBA Finals rematch was ABC's most-watched NBA regular season game, with 9.6 million viewers.
Overall, ABC averaged 4.7 million viewers for its 15 broadcasts and ESPN averaged 1.8 million viewers for its 77 telecasts.
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