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JordansBulls
06-11-2012, 02:05 PM
Where do you see this Thunder vs Heat series ranking RATINGS wise.


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
ABC 2011 Dallas Mavericks 4, Miami Heat 2 10.2


The bolded part are series where either the Heat have been in or Lebron has been in. Do you expect this series to be higher rated than maybe Detroit vs LA in 2004 which seems to have had the highest rating in the past 8 or so years.

Fnom11
06-11-2012, 02:11 PM
12.2ish IMO. People are really overrating how many people will tune in. True NBA fans will love this series because it's going to be amazing to see LBJ and KD duke it out but it won't have nearly the hype of the Bulls/Jordan era.

Wade>You
06-11-2012, 02:12 PM
At the very least, the best ratings ever for two small market teams in the Finals.

The NBA is evolving, small market teams everywhere should look at this and say "that could be us."

ManRam
06-11-2012, 02:15 PM
It will top an 11.0, for sure. I wouldn't be stunned to see it a bit higher than that too.

Celtics/Lakers attract most every NBA fan, but this series will do the same, and the "casual" fan will tune in at a higher rate to see LeBron (most rooting for him to lose) and KD square off.

Punk
06-11-2012, 02:22 PM
I'm gonna say, It draws a 14.2 rating or close to 20 million viewers.

KB-Pau-DH2012
06-11-2012, 02:28 PM
11.0

ManRam
06-11-2012, 02:29 PM
14.2 would be HUGE. I think it will be the biggest in a decade, but that's a HUGE spike. The Thunder will attract more viewers than the Mavericks, for sure, but I'm not sure they'll attract a 4.0 rating's worth more...and that's essentially what you're saying. The Heat on their own might draw a little more, but I can't imagine why they'd draw a lot more.

If I'm stabbing at a number in the dark I'll say 12.5.

B'sCeltsPatsSox
06-11-2012, 02:30 PM
I really don't think it'll be as high as it was last season. The hate for LeBron isn't as high and the OKC market is much smaller than the Dallas market.

PleaseBeNice
06-11-2012, 02:32 PM
Probably around 11.3

Raph12
06-11-2012, 02:48 PM
A lot of star power in the mix, guessing anywhere from 10-14...

King41
06-11-2012, 02:57 PM
up to at least 12

justinnum1
06-11-2012, 02:59 PM
A game 7 might be record breaking.

King41
06-11-2012, 03:04 PM
A game 7 might be record breaking.

will not happen ^^
heat in less then 7

justinnum1
06-11-2012, 03:07 PM
will not happen ^^
heat in less then 7

:pray:

LGhost
06-11-2012, 03:15 PM
The Thunder isn't attracting much attention based on my (worthless but still) you tube videos. I've been uploading the highlights of each game in the conference finals, each highlight their own video and the Thunder highlights get NO hits compared to the Celtics & Heat videos. It doesn't mean anything but still... Btw, My Celtics videos were leading the way in hits by a large margin.

But a LeBron vs. Durant is a whole different story... I don't know the numbers but I'd guess there will be in between 5% & 10% increase over last year

Edit: Maybe not considering we seen the Heat last year

ManRam
06-11-2012, 03:22 PM
The Thunder isn't attracting much attention based on my (worthless but still) you tube videos. I've been uploading the highlights of each game in the conference finals, each highlight their own video and the Thunder highlights get NO hits compared to the Celtics & Heat videos. It doesn't mean anything but still... Btw, My Celtics videos were leading the way in hits by a large margin.

But a LeBron vs. Durant is a whole different story... I don't know the numbers but I'd guess there will be in between 5% & 10% increase over last year

Edit: Maybe not considering we seen the Heat last year

The Heat aren't drawing any less of a viewing crowd compared to last year. I don't think people have lost interest in them. And I do think more people are invested in the Thunder than were invested in the Mavs last year...and the ratings so far kinda back that up.

Rafer17
06-11-2012, 03:23 PM
Somewhere in the ballpark of 12.2

topdog
06-11-2012, 03:35 PM
These two teams have been the talk of the league for the last two years. Lebron V Durant for league supremecy should rival '04 unless game 1 is a total flop.

rocket
06-11-2012, 03:45 PM
I really don't think it'll be as high as it was last season. The hate for LeBron isn't as high and the OKC market is much smaller than the Dallas market.

What?

ManRam
06-11-2012, 04:16 PM
I really don't think it'll be as high as it was last season. The hate for LeBron isn't as high and the OKC market is much smaller than the Dallas market.

I don't buy either of that. People are watching the Heat, even at a higher rate than last year. Games 6 and games 7 were tremendous draws, bigger than anything from the ECF last year. ESPN says that the three highest NBA cable ratings ever for the NBA came during that series. People in Miami are watching more than this year compared to last too.

And yeah, the Thunder are from a smaller market than Dallas, but you could argue that they have more of a national drawing power. With no disrespect to Dirk, I believe KD is the bigger attraction. Westbrook and Harden are both incredibly loved, and polarizing.

Two things about that: this season's WCF draw 13% more viewers than last year's. The Spurs generally are a low draw, so the fact that viewership was up even though the Spurs were swapped in for the Mavs, shows how OKC's drawing power is HUGE right now.

Master Mind
06-11-2012, 04:25 PM
I expect it to be high. 14 seems fitting

JordansBulls
06-11-2012, 04:31 PM
The Heat aren't drawing any less of a viewing crowd compared to last year. I don't think people have lost interest in them. And I do think more people are invested in the Thunder than were invested in the Mavs last year...and the ratings so far kinda back that up.

I think that has more to do with that no one thought Dallas would beat Miami.

HouRealCoach
06-11-2012, 07:27 PM
I doubt it reaches 12.3

MTar786
06-12-2012, 09:06 AM
10.8 is my guess.

thunder win game 1, game 2 game 5 and game7

GoPacers33
06-12-2012, 10:12 AM
At the very least, the best ratings ever for two small market teams in the Finals.

The NBA is evolving, small market teams everywhere should look at this and say "that could be us."

Do u consider Miami small market? Also other(real) small market teams aren't going to look at the Heat and say that could be us. They might for the Thunder but not the Heat because of the way the team was put together.

TopsyTurvy
06-12-2012, 10:32 AM
It will be the best finals in recent history and should hover in the 12-14 range.

Basketball is resurgent, but the two teams involved are still only OKC and Miami. A terrible finals between the Los Angeles, New York, or Chicago would easily draw more.

JordansBulls
06-13-2012, 11:44 AM
anyone have the ratings of last nights game?

justinnum1
06-13-2012, 11:44 AM
hyde
Gm 1 had an overnight record 11.8 TV rating - the highest ever for a Game 1 in the Finals. Previous record was 11.6 in '04 Lakers-Pistons

29$JerZ
06-13-2012, 11:45 AM
anyone have the ratings of last nights game?

First take claimed it was 11.8

JordansBulls
06-13-2012, 11:48 AM
hyde

Highest ever for game 1 of the Finals or highest ever for game 1 of the finals on ABC?

BobbyHillSwag
06-13-2012, 11:51 AM
lol dat game was boring though. westbrook and durant ******** on everyone gets old

justinnum1
06-13-2012, 11:56 AM
Highest ever for game 1 of the Finals or highest ever for game 1 of the finals on ABC?

abc

JordansBulls
06-14-2012, 04:34 PM
Makes sense.

Quick Question though, why the hell does NBC show Hockey when the NBA is a bigger draw?