Friday 20th July 2018,
The Hoop Doctors

Game 7 Sets Ratings Record

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The world was watching last night as the Warriors chased history and the Cavaliers and LeBron James chased a dream years in the making in the winner take all Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals. The most exciting event in sports.

According to overnight data, 30.8 million viewers watched Game 7, making it the most watched game since Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals, Michael Jordan’s last game as a Chicago Bull.

It was by far the highest rated NBA game in ABC’s history of televising the sport as well.

According to ESPN Sports Business Reporter Darren Rovell, almost 14 percent of the U.S. population was watching the game at its peak.

Here is the breakdown of the percentage of people watching the game in the home markets:

The NBA couldn’t have asked for a better finish to a series with so many historical implications and the two best players in the NBA dueling for the league’s ultimate prize.

The city of Cleveland is enjoying its first professional sports championship in 52 years and according to census data only 4 percent of people living in Cleveland now lived in the city when Jim Brown and the Cleveland Browns won an NFL championship in 1964.

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