As you might expect Sunday was a very good night only for the Miami Heat who won game two 98-96 over the Spurs in San Antonio. This time around there was plenty of air conditioning to go around as the Heat bounced back from their first game 15 point loss.
Game Two of the 2014 NBA Finals delivered 15,006,000 viewers (p2+) on ABC, up from last year, according to Nielsen. The audience peaked with 18,786,000 viewers between 10-10:30 p.m. ET.
Additionally, NBA Finals Game Two averaged an 8.9 U.S. household rating, which is up five percent from Game Two last year. The success of the NBA Finals – the Miami Heat-San Antonio Spurs rematch – helped propel ABC to win the night across all of television for the 39th consecutive time.
NBA Finals on ABC: Viewership and Ratings Up Through Two Games
Through two games, The Finals on ABC is up from last year’s same matchup. The series is averaging 14,929,000 viewers, up four percent from 2013. Furthermore, the series is averaging an 8.9 U.S. household rating, up two percent from 2013.
The NBA Finals will continue with Game Three on ABC this Tuesday, June 10, at 9 p.m. NBA Countdown will precede the broadcast at 8:30 p.m. .