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ABC's Celtics vs. Lakers Draws 9.5 Million Viewers

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The opening game of the NBA Finals in which the Boston Celtics defeated the Los Angeles Lakers on ABC last night (June 5) drew 9.5 million viewers and earned a 3.7 adults 18-49 rating, the best showing for an opening game of the NBA Finals since 2004, according to Nielsen Media Research data.

Total viewers were up 54 percent over last year