Viewers turned out in droves for a dramatic Game 7 in the NBA’s Western Conference Finals as the Golden State Warriors completed a comeback from a 3-1 series deficit to overcome the Oklahoma City Thunder and advance to the NBA Finals.
According to CNN, the game “brought in an average viewership of 15.9 million” people.
SportsBusiness Daily’s Austin Karp first reported on Twitter that Monday’s game delivered an 11.2 household rating for TNT in metered market overnights, with Turner Sports later confirming the number.
Golden State, paced by two-time MVP Stephen Curry’s 36 points, rallied to win the game 96-88 after trailing by double digits. The win set up a rematch of last year’s NBA Finals between the Warriors and LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Finals tip off Thursday night on ABC. Last year’s NBA Finals reportedly averaged more than 19.9 million total viewers.
Here are some highlights from Monday’s Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals …