NBA Finals Ratings Highest Since Jordan’s Last Title in 1998

The first two games of the finals featuring Lebron James and Kevin Durant are the most watched since Micheal Jordan pushed Bryron Russel in the back allowing him to hit the game winning shot.


On average 19.6 million people watched both games, according to numbers released Monday by the Nielsen company.  This is an increase of 5% over last year’s finals

The Warriors’ 132-113 victory on Sunday drew an average of 20.1 million viewers, up 13 percent from Game 2 last year and the most for a Game 2 since Chicago and Utah met in 1998. The telecast peaked with 23.1 million viewers.

This is the first time in NBA history that 2 teams have met 3 straight years.

Source Newsday

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