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NBA Finals Game 2 ratings up slightly from 2013

 
NBA Finals Game 2 ratings up slightly from 2013
Posted Tuesday, June 10th 2014 @ 7am  by Getty Images

NEW YORK (AP) The NBA Finals rematch is drawing a higher television audience than the first go-around between the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat.

Nielsen says Game 2 on Sunday delivered just over 15 million viewers on ABC and had a peak audience of 18,786,000 viewers from 10 to 10:30 p.m. Eastern time. The viewership translates to an 8.9 household rating. That is a 5 percent increase from last year's Game 2, which drew an 8.5.

Through two games, the Finals are averaging more than 14.9 million viewers. That's up 4 percent from last year, when LeBron James and the Heat beat the Spurs in a seven-game series.

The series is tied 1-1 heading back to Miami. Game 3 is Tuesday night.

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