7:14am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: Warriors' Game 2 Win Sees NBA Finals Rise
It may have been an easier victory for the Golden State Warriors, but Game 2 of the 2018 NBA Finals proved to be an even bigger show for ABC.
The broadcast network dominated Sunday primetime with its coverage of Game 2, climbing 3 percent from the Game 1 kickoff of Thursday. Coverage averaged a 12.7 overnight rating among metered market households, up 3 percent from the 12.2 rating the first game earned.
That was despite a comparatively lopsided score and lack of overtime. Sunday's game finished with a decisive win for the Warriors over the Cleveland Cavaliers — 122-103.
Once adjustments and Fast National returns come in, the game should come in north of the 17.4 million viewers who watched Game 1, coverage that also averaged a 6.3 rating among adults 18-49.