ABC received a 12.9 overnight rating for Game 1, its highest ever for an
The Warriors beat the
The game peaked with a 15.6 rating for a 15-minute time period congruent with the start of overtime and late in regulation.
The broadcast was up 24% from last year's Finals opener between Miami and San Antonio.
Thursday's game delivered a 41.4 rating in the Cleveland area and a 28.9 in the San Francisco market, the highest-ever numbers for an
Game 2 is Sunday at Golden State. The Warriors haven't won an NBA championship since 1975 and Cleveland has never won it all in its 45-year history.