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Game 5 viewership down from 2012

Game 5 viewership down from last year

POSTED: Jun 18, 2013 11:12 AM ET


— The NBA Finals' television viewership for Game 5 was down 13 percent from last year.

The San Antonio Spurs' 114-104 victory over Miami on Sunday on ABC was watched by an average of 16.1 million people. That's down from 18.5 million for the Heat-Thunder series in 2012.

Miami clinched the title in Game 5 a year ago, and decisive games tend to draw more viewers.