NEW YORK -- Game 1 of the NBA Finals drew the lowest rating
ever for an opening-game in prime time, dropping 19 percent from
The San Antonio Spurs' 85-76 victory over the Cleveland
Cavaliers on Thursday night earned a 6.3 rating and 11 share on
ABC. The previous low was a 6.4/11 in 2003.
Last year's Game 1 between Miami and Dallas earned a 7.8 rating
and 14 share.
The rating is the percentage watching a telecast among all homes
with televisions, and the share is the percentage tuned in to a
broadcast among those households with televisions on at the time. A
ratings point represents 1,114,000 households.