NEW YORK (AP) – The television rating for Game 2 of the NBA finals was up 15 percent from the last time the same teams met in the championship series.
The Dallas Mavericks’ 95-93 comeback win over the Miami Heat on Thursday on ABC drew a 10.5 overnight rating. Game 2 in 2006 earned a 9.1.
The rating was down slightly from the 10.9 for the second game of last season’s Celtics-Lakers series, the only higher Game 2 rating for the last seven years.
Ratings represent the percentage of all homes with televisions tuned into a program. Overnight ratings measure the country’s largest markets.
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