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Ratings: NBA Finals Game 1 Slam Dunks a Record for ABC

Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers matchup scores 13.1 overnight, highest ever for a Game 1

Game 1 of the NBA Finals set a ratings record for ABC.

This year’s first playoffs matchup between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers scored a 13.1 overnight rating, the highest ever for a Game 1.

The rating beat last year’s record holder of 12.9. The 2015 finals also featured a match-up between the Warriors and Cavaliers.

The Warriors defeated the Cavaliers, 104-89. Game 2 tips off on Sunday.

Elsewhere on the networks, it was a night of repeats, with CBS taking second place for the night, with a 1.0 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and 5.1 million viewers.

Fox came in third with a 0.8 rating and 3.3 million viewers, while Univision came in fourth with a 0.6 and 1.6 million viewers.

In fifth place, NBC got a 0.5 and 2.4 million viewers. Telemundo and CW came in sixth and seventh places, respectively, with 0.6/1.5 million viewers and 0.2/821,000 viewers.