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Ratings watch: Final game of NBA Finals earns 17.7 on KOCO-5.

Average ratings were down 12 percent from last year’s series, which went seven games
by Mel Bracht Published: June 17, 2014

The fifth and final game of the NBA Finals on Sunday night topped the week with a 17.7 rating on KOCO-5. Ratings for the Finals were down 12 percent from last year’s Finals, which went seven games. Nationally, ABC showed slight increases from last year, averaging a 9.3 rating and 15.5 million viewers. Sunday’s final round of the U.S. Open was down 39 percent from last year. The final game of the Stanley Cup Finals got a 3.1 rating Friday on KFOR-4. Nationally, the 5 million viewership level on NBC and NBCSN was down 13 percent from last year.

Sports events June 10-16

1. NBA Finals Game 5, Miami at San Antonio, Sunday, KOCO-5, 17.7.

2. NBA Finals Game 4, San Antonio at Miami, Thursday, KOCO-5, 13.6.

3. NBA Finals Game 3, San Antonio at Miami, Tuesday, KOCO-5, 11.6.

4. U.S. Open fourth round, Sunday, KFOR-4, 5.7.

5. U.S. Open third round, Saturday, KFOR-4, 4.3.

by Mel Bracht
Copy Editor, Sports Media
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...
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