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Game 7 of the Warriors vs Thunder was the highest rated NBA game in history of cable television. This game had it all. The head-to-head point guard rivalry between Russell Westbrook and Stephen Curry, the drama, the history, Kevin Durant’s potential final game in a Thunder uniform and most importantly, the Warriors quest to comeback from a 3-1 series deficit and go onto the NBA Finals to try and complete the greatest season in NBA history.
The biggest winner in all of this was TNT, which earned the second highest TV rating of the night. Via TNT:
NT’s exclusive coverage of the 2016 NBA Western Conference Finals Game 7 – Golden State vs. Oklahoma City – averaged an 11.2 HH metered market rating to deliver cable’s highest rated NBA game telecast of all time.
TNT’s Warriors/Thunder telecast on Monday was the highest rated sporting event of Memorial Day weekend on television.
TNT delivered the two top-rated programs of the night across all of television with Thunder/Warriors Game 7 (11.2 HH rating) and Inside the NBA (4.8 HH rating), based on overnights.
The game peaked with a 13.8 HH rating from 11:15-30 p.m. ET. The Warriors series clinching win averaged a 30.9 in San Francisco, TNT’s highest-rated NBA telecast of all time in that market. Additional top local markets for last night’s telecast including Oklahoma City (30.0), Cleveland (20.7), Sacramento (19.2) and Tulsa (15.5).