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JordansBulls
06-24-2010, 11:04 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Basketball_Association_Nielsen_ratings

CBS 1976 Boston Celtics 4, Phoenix Suns 2 11.5
CBS 1977 Portland Trail Blazers 4, Philadelphia 76ers 2 12.7
CBS 1978 Washington Bullets 4, Seattle Supersonics 3 9.9
CBS 1979 Seattle Supersonics 4, Washington Bullets 1 7.2
CBS 1980 Los Angeles Lakers 4, Philadelphia 76ers 2 8.0
CBS 1981 Boston Celtics 4, Houston Rockets 2 6.7
CBS 1982 Los Angeles Lakers 4, Philadelphia 76ers 2 13.0
CBS 1983 Philadelphia 76ers 4, Los Angeles Lakers 0 12.3
CBS 1984 Boston Celtics 4, Los Angeles Lakers 3 12.3
CBS 1985 Los Angeles Lakers 4, Boston Celtics 2 13.7
CBS 1986 Boston Celtics 4, Houston Rockets 2 14.1
CBS 1987 Los Angeles Lakers 4, Boston Celtics 2 15.9
CBS 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 4, Detroit Pistons 3 15.4
CBS 1989 Detroit Pistons 4, Los Angeles Lakers 0 15.1
CBS 1990 Detroit Pistons 4, Portland Trail Blazers 1 12.3
NBC 1991 Chicago Bulls 4, Los Angeles Lakers 1 15.8
NBC 1992 Chicago Bulls 4, Portland Trail Blazers 2 14.2
NBC 1993 Chicago Bulls 4, Phoenix Suns 2 17.9
NBC 1994 Houston Rockets 4, New York Knicks 3 12.4
NBC 1995 Houston Rockets 4, Orlando Magic 0 13.9
NBC 1996 Chicago Bulls 4, Seattle Supersonics 2 16.7
NBC 1997 Chicago Bulls 4, Utah Jazz 2 16.8
NBC 1998 Chicago Bulls 4, Utah Jazz 2 18.7
NBC 1999 San Antonio Spurs 4, New York Knicks 1 11.3
NBC 2000 Los Angeles Lakers 4, Indiana Pacers 2 11.6
NBC 2001 Los Angeles Lakers 4, Philadelphia 76ers 1 12.1
NBC 2002 Los Angeles Lakers 4, New Jersey Nets 0 10.2
ABC 2003 San Antonio Spurs 4, New Jersey Nets 2 6.5
ABC 2004 Detroit Pistons 4, Los Angeles Lakers 1 11.5
ABC 2005 San Antonio Spurs 4, Detroit Pistons 3 8.2
ABC 2006 Miami Heat 4, Dallas Mavericks 2 8.5
ABC 2007 San Antonio Spurs 4, Cleveland Cavaliers 0 6.2
ABC 2008 Boston Celtics 4, Los Angeles Lakers 2 9.3
ABC 2009 Los Angeles Lakers 4, Orlando Magic 1 8.4
ABC 2010 Los Angeles Lakers 4, Boston Celtics 3 10.9

effen5
06-24-2010, 11:06 AM
Oh the good ol MJ days

amoore87
06-24-2010, 11:27 AM
10.6-2010 my prediction

BOSTON617
06-24-2010, 11:59 AM
wow lebron james debut to the finals is the lowest on the list surprising

THE MTL
06-24-2010, 12:15 PM
wow lebron james debut to the finals is the lowest on the list surprising

It was high for the first game or two. But that series was awful. The Spurs dominated the Cavs and had Lebron totally on lock. It was hard to watch.

THE MTL
06-24-2010, 12:16 PM
10.6-2010 my prediction

I say its higher than that. Since Game 7 was the most watched basketball game since Michael Jordan. I would say it is 12.0 ish.

m26555
06-24-2010, 12:17 PM
wow lebron james debut to the finals is the lowest on the list surprising
I didn't watch a single second of that series.

static_inferno
06-24-2010, 12:36 PM
congrats, you learned how to use wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Basketball_Association_Nielsen_ratings).

i'm interested in seeing this year's series ratings. probably the highest rated since the Laker three-peat era. also, this goes to show how much ABC sucks in promoting the NBA. damn i miss the NBA on NBC. heck, i was only 2 when the NBA went from CBS to NBC but i reckon the NBA on CBS would be better then the crap we have now.

thesparky33
06-24-2010, 01:32 PM
NBC had the best group of Finals by far, especially in terms of ratings. Entire Jordan era, and then left right before the ratings took a hit with the dynasty of the Spurs.

HouRealCoach
06-24-2010, 02:25 PM
I guess that horrible officiating payed off...

kArSoN RyDaH
06-24-2010, 02:36 PM
i wonder if networks have nething to do with the fact the ratings have decreased... hmmm