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Longhornfan1234
06-16-2012, 04:31 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/16/sports/basketball/nba-finals-tv-ratings-up-seven-percent-from-last-year.html?_r=1

The Oklahoma City Thunder and Miami Heat have split the first two games of the N.B.A. finals — exciting contests that have so far attracted more viewers than any finals since ESPN and ABC’s current deal with the league began in 2002-03, according to Nielsen. Game 2, won by the Heat, 100-96, was seen by an average of 16.7 million viewers on ABC, 7 percent better than the comparable broadcast last year between the Heat and the Dallas Mavericks. Through two games, the average viewership of 16.4 million is also up 7 percent.

ManRam
06-16-2012, 04:35 PM
I don't get why people expected lower or equal ratings.

Sure, OKC is a small market...but their league-wide appeal and their appeal to the "casual" fan is far more than Dallas' was last year.

LGhost
06-16-2012, 04:51 PM
I called 5-10% in the first thread ;)

D12 fan
06-16-2012, 05:13 PM
Not shocking when you have Lebron vs Durant and Wade/Bosh vs Westbrook/Harden,that's a lot of star power.

Arch Stanton
06-16-2012, 05:38 PM
This is an exciting finals. Last years was fun but I didn't see Dallas winning and felt Miami had a strong advantage. This year I wouldn't be surprised if either team won.

Wyatt7
06-16-2012, 05:57 PM
I don't get why people expected lower or equal ratings.

Sure, OKC is a small market...but their league-wide appeal and their appeal to the "casual" fan is far more than Dallas' was last year.



I'm a lil confused! I wouldn't consider OKC a small market team... nore area.. IMO.

gotoHcarolina52
06-16-2012, 06:00 PM
Dwyane's milkshake brings everyone to the yard

D12 fan
06-16-2012, 06:09 PM
Dwyane's milkshake brings everyone to the yard

lol.

theheatles
06-16-2012, 06:20 PM
I'm a lil confused! I wouldn't consider OKC a small market team... nore area.. IMO.

OKC isn't just a small market, OKC is the smallest market. David Stern told them when they moved the franchise they will never have an All Star game there because the city couldn't handle it with lack of hotels and fine establishments

gatkins11
06-16-2012, 06:44 PM
I don't get why people expected lower or equal ratings.

Sure, OKC is a small market...but their league-wide appeal and their appeal to the "casual" fan is far more than Dallas' was last year.

Agreed.

Cal827
06-16-2012, 06:53 PM
Dwyane's milkshake brings everyone to the yard

:laugh: This. And I'm sure that the OP Agrees :D

dnewguy
06-16-2012, 06:53 PM
I don't get why people expected lower or equal ratings.

Sure, OKC is a small market...but their league-wide appeal and their appeal to the "casual" fan is far more than Dallas' was last year.

If it was Boston/OKC, no one will be watching but if it's Miami/SA...the ratings will be same or higher. Everyone is either watching to watch Lebron win or lose, no one care about OKC. It's not like OKC drew big audience when it was against the Mavs, Lakers or Spurs..... even when Heat/Celtics was the highest rated series in cables T.V history.

LongIslandIcedZ
06-16-2012, 06:54 PM
As long as Lebron is gunning for a championship, ratings will be up. It's storylines man, Lebron is trying to win that elusive championship. Ratings will continue to go up until he wins.

ManRam
06-16-2012, 07:57 PM
If it was Boston/OKC, no one will be watching but if it's Miami/SA...the ratings will be same or higher. Everyone is either watching to watch Lebron win or lose, no one care about OKC. It's not like OKC drew big audience when it was against the Mavs, Lakers or Spurs..... even when Heat/Celtics was the highest rated series in cables T.V history.

Disagree.

SA draws a notoriously low crowd. The KD v LeBron thing can't be overlooked. People genuinely CARE about that rivalry now.

kenzo400
06-16-2012, 08:21 PM
:facepalm:That sounds gay.

So? Got something against gay people?

D12 fan
06-16-2012, 08:31 PM
So? Got something against gay people?

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