The rating from the Game 2 broadcast Sunday made it the highest-rated NBA Finals game ever on ABC. It also marked a 26% increase over ratings from last year's Game 2 between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs. In addition, the game achieved a ratings peak of 16.9 between 8 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. PDT.
Game 2 also set records in each team's local market -- 42.1 in Cleveland and a 31.7 in San Francisco.
The series has so far lived up to its made-for-TV reputation, with each game going into overtime. The Cavaliers tied the series, 1-1, with a 95-93 victory Sunday.
Game 3 is scheduled for 6 p.m. PDT Tuesday on ABC.