Well, At Least Cleveland Beat SF in the Ratings

By Kevin Eck 

Last night’s game one of the NBA Finals brought big ratings to the two markets with teams left to duke it out for the championship.

WEWS in Cleveland, home of the Cavaliers, drew a 41.4 rating, while ABC owned station KGO, in the SF market, home of the Golden State Warriors, pulled a 28.9.

ABC says last night’s OT win for the Warriors was the highest-rated NBA Finals Game One ever on ABC.


ABC wrote in its press release, “It is expected that the NBA Finals will win the night across television for the 43rd consecutive time.”

Game Two is on ABC this Sunday at 8:00pmET.

Here’s the breakdown of the top ten markets:
Cleveland 41.4
San Francisco 28.9
Columbus 21.1
Memphis 19.9
Norfolk 16.5
Miami-Ft. Lauderdale 16.2
Sacramento 15.7
Atlanta 15.6
Richmond-Petersburg 15.2
Raleigh-Durham 15.0