Heat-Mavs Game 4 Earns 11.1 Overnight Rating


By Marcus Vanderberg Comment

Game 4 of the NBA Finals between the Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat earned a 11.1 overnight rating, which was the second highest-rated Game 4 in the last seven years. The broadcast peaked with a 15.5 rating from 11:30-11:45 p.m. ET.

Those overnight numbers were down slightly from last year’s 11.6 rating for Game 4 between the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics.

For the 23rd consecutive time, the Finals was the highest-rated program of the night in prime time, according to Nielsen.

Tuesday’s Game 4 was up 22 percent (9.1 rating) compared to Game 4 of the 2006 NBA Finals, when the Mavs and Heat faced off.

Locally, the game earned a 34.2 metered market rating in Miami – – the second highest-rated NBA game in South Florida. In Dallas, the game earned a 30.5 metered market.