ABC’s broadcast of Game 4 of the NBA Finals was the top-rated program on television Tuesday night, the network announced, delivering an 11.1 overnight rating.
It was the 23rd consecutive time that an NBA Finals telecast was the highest-rated show of the night. The Tuesday game was the second-highest-rated Game 4 of an NBA Finals in the past seven years, and was up 22% from Game 4 in 2006–the last time the same two teams, the Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat, met in the Finals.
Only last year’s Game 4 between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers, which had an 11.6 overnight rating, did better during the past seven years.
In Tuesday’s game, Dallas rallied in the fourth quarter to win the game 86-83, tying the series at two games apiece.