TNT said its May 30 telecast of Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Western Conference Finals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Golden State Warriors ranked as the most-watched program in the Time Warner cable network’s 28-year history and cable TV’s most-viewed NBA telecast of all time.
The game averaged 15.9 million total viewers and an 8.8 U.S. HH rating, TNT said, citing preliminary Nielsen data..
In addition, the seven-game NBA Western Conference Finals on TNT averaged 9.9 million total viewers and a 5.9 U.S. HH rating, making its coverage the most viewed on cable television. The 2016 NBA Western Conference Finals is up 47% in total viewers and 40% in U.S. HH rating when compared with 2014, the last time TNT aired the games.
Digital venues operated by TNT’s parent. Turner, evidenced all-time records for the seventh game, including one million uniques, 1.7 million video starts and 23 million minutes of video consumption.
The Warriors’ win averaged a 30.9 in San Francisco, making it TNT’s highest-rated NBA telecast of all time in that market. Additional top local markets for last night’s telecast include Oklahoma City (30.0), Cleveland (20.7), Sacramento (19.2) and Tulsa (15.5).