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Game 7 Between The Warriors and Thunder Was Highest-Rated NBA Game On Cable Ever
You add a 73 win Golden State Warriors team that were down 3-1 in the Western Conference Finals with an equally talented and athletic team in the Oklahoma City Thunder, and you have an absolute ratings BOOM.
How huge were the ratings? How about being the highest rated NBA game on cable, EVER.
TNT’s Warriors/Thunder Game 7 averaged an 11.2 HH MM rating, cable’s highest rated NBA game telecast of all time based on overnights
— TurnerSportsPR (@TurnerSportsPR) May 31, 2016
Not to mention, Game 6 between the same teams was the most watched game of the 2015-2016 NBA season.
TNT’s Warriors/Thunder WCF Game 6 averaged a 7.9 HH rating, the highest rated NBA game of the season across all TV based on overnights
— TurnerSportsPR (@TurnerSportsPR) May 29, 2016
Compare that Game 7 to the NHL Stanley Cup Finals Game 1 on the same night, and it wasn’t even close.
Source: An early look at the overnights shows OKC-Golden State Game 7 at around an 11.2 and San Jose-Pitt Game 1 at around a 2.8.
— John Ourand (@Ourand_SBJ) May 31, 2016