NBA finals games will be televised tonight on TNT and ESPN as part of the new streaming service, with “Basketball” set to be the most-watched series of the year on ESPN2, according to a new study.
The study by ESPN Analytics and Strategy found that NBA Finals games on TNT averaged 825,000 viewers during the last 12 weeks of this year, with a peak of 926,000 the following week, with peak ratings of 2.8 million viewers per game.
That was up 13% from last year and up 11% from the same period last year.
The study also found that during the same week last year, TNT averaged 1.8 billion total viewers, up 23% from a year ago.
The average viewership on TNT last year was 473,000, according the study.
That was down slightly from the 489,000 average in 2017, but up 12% from 2016.
The NBA Finals are broadcast on TNT at 6:30 p.m.
ET/4:30 a.m., and ESPN2 at 8 p.met.
The games will begin at 8:30-9 p.p.m.(AP Photo/Tom Gannam)TNT averaged a 3.9 rating and 2.7 million viewers during its most recent live NBA Finals coverage, according.
That compares to a 1.5 rating and 1.2 million viewers last year on the network.
The average viewership for the last five Finals games was 1.4 million viewers.
The first four games were on TNT.