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NBA Finals ratings up 5 percent over last year's series

Official release
Posted Jun 11, 2014 6:15 PM - Updated Jun 11, 2014 7:08 PM

NEW YORK -- Through three games, the 2014 NBA Finals are averaging 14,921,000 viewers per game, up five percent versus last year's Finals through three games (14,278,000 viewers). The games are averaging a 9.0 U.S. household rating, up 5 percent versus last year's Finals through three games (8.6 U.S. household rating).

NBA Finals Game 3 averaged 14,775,000 viewers, up 5 percent from Game 3 in 2013. The broadcast peaked with 18,569,000 million viewers from 11:30-11:45 p.m. ET. Game 3 generated a 9.0 U.S. household rating, up 6 percent from last year's corresponding game.

The success of NBA Finals Game 3 helped propel ABC to win the night in rating and viewership across all of television for the 40th consecutive time.

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