Release Date: 6/7/2012
TNT’s Coverage of the 2012 NBA Western Conference Finals Averages More Than 7.8 Million Viewers; Network’s Ratings Up 16% Over 2011 WCF Sixth and Deciding Game of the Series Averages Nearly 9.5 Million Viewers TNT’s coverage of the 2012 Western Conference Finals (WCF) between the Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs – two of the smallest cities among the 56 metered markets with Oklahoma City ranking 44th and San Antonio 36th – averaged a 5.0 U.S. HH rating and 7,823,000 viewers. The network’s coverage of the Western Conference Finals is up 16 percent in U.S. HH rating (vs. 4.3) and 13 percent among viewers (vs. 6,939,000) compared with last year’s WCF between the Thunder and Dallas Mavericks.
TNT’s coverage of last night’s Western Conference Finals Game 6 – Oklahoma City’s 107-99 series-clinching win over San Antonio – generated a 6.0 fast national rating and 9,498,000 viewers. The telecast is up 30 percent in rating (vs. 4.8) and 16 percent among viewers (8,154,000) compared to the network’s last Game 6 between the Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns in 2010.
Last night’s telecast averaged a 34.9 metered market rating in Oklahoma City, the top-rated local market, and a 26.7 in San Antonio.
Additional Western Conference Finals highlights -- through WCF Game 5:
Source: Nielsen Media Research. Based on Live+SD. All Broadcast & Ad-Supported Cable Telecasts, Total Day; (5/27/2012, 5/29/2012, 5/31/2012, 6/2/2012, 6/4/2012).
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