The fat lady has officially sung the Golden State Warriors to sleep, and the just-buzzered NBA Finals averaged 20.2 million total viewers per game — the most for the championship series since 1998.
Sunday’s Game 7 alone hit 30.8 million linear audience members — tops since Michael Jordan closed out Game 6 of those ’98 finals. That was the other No. 23’s last NBA Championship.
This one, with LeBron James donning the 23 jersey, posted a 15.7 U.S. household rating, per Nielsen.
Sunday’s contest delivered a 46.3 in the triumphant Cleveland market, making it the second-highest rated NBA game ever in the market. In the Warriors’ hometown of San Francisco,
The Finals finale was also the most-watched NBA game ever on WatchESPN, with 96.3 million total minutes streamed. The app earned 1.8 million unique viewers, with an average audience minute of 598,000. That’s the most for a non-World Cup event ever on WatchESPN.