NBA Western Conference Finals Game 5 Delivers Largest NBA Audience on ESPN Since 2012
· Average Audience of 8.9 Million Tune-in to See Golden State Defeat Houston
· Game 5 on ESPN Peaks with 10.8 Million Viewers
· Most-Watched NBA Playoffs Telecast of 2015 on any Network
NBA Western Conference Finals Game 5 on ESPN - the Golden State Warriors defeated the Houston Rockets to advance to the NBA Finals - delivered the largest NBA audience on ESPN in three years, according to Nielsen.
An average audience of 8,887,000 (p2+) watched Game 5, which is the most-viewed NBA game on ESPN since Game 7 of the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals - Miami Heat versus Boston Celtics. Additionally, it's the most-watched ESPN telecast of 2015 since the inaugural College Football National Championship on January 12, 2015. Game 5 delivered a peak audience of 10,786,000 viewers.
Wednesday's telecast also stands as the most-watched game of the NBA Playoffs on any network.
Additionally, Game 5 delivered a 5.6 U.S. household rating, making it the highest-rated telecast of the night across key demos, including M18-34, M18-49, M25-54, P18-34, P18-49, and P25-54.
ABC will exclusively present the 2015 NBA Finals - Golden State Warriors versus Cleveland Cavaliers - beginning with Game 1 on Thursday, June 4, at 9 p.m. ET. More coverage details will be released in the coming days.