NEW YORK -- The NBA Finals continue to draw far fewer
viewers than last year.
The San Antonio Spurs' 75-72 victory over the
Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night received a 6.4 national rating and an 11
share on ABC, down 20 percent from the 8.0/14 for last year's Game
3 between the Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat.
The Game 3 drop follows a 30 percent plunge for Game 2 and a 19
percent decline for Game 1.
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.