Warriors’ Dominance Causing Drop In NBA Finals TV Ratings

NEW YORK (AP) — With Game 2 of the NBA Finals turning into a rout, viewership is down from last year’s overtime contest.

The Golden State Warriors’ 110-77 victory Sunday night over the Cleveland Cavaliers to take a 2-0 series lead averaged nearly 17.4 million viewers on ABC. That’s down about 8 percent from the almost 18.8 million viewers for Game 2 between the same teams in 2015, when the Cavaliers won in OT to even the series at 1-1.

ESPN said Monday that the audience was still the second largest for a Game 2 since the NBA Finals moved to ABC in 2003, behind only last season’s matchup.

 

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