Coverage Delivers Top Program Across All of Television & Most-Watched 2018 NBA Playoff Game to Date
Live Game Telecast & TNT’s Inside the NBA Combine to
Generate Top Two Shows in Primetime on All of Cable TV
WCF Game 5 Averages 9.2 Million Viewers, Up 59% vs. 2017 ECF Game 5 on TNT
TNT’s exclusive presentation of the 2018 NBA Western Conference Finals Game 5 delivered the highest-rated program across all of television (broadcast and cable) on Thursday night, based on metered market delivery, and the most-viewed game of this year’s NBA Playoffs to date. The game telecast also combined with TNT’s iconic Inside the NBA studio show to generate the top two programs of the night across all of cable television.
Last night’s Rockets/Warriors telecast averaged 9.2 million viewers to garner the most-watched 2018 NBA Playoff game on any network to date, according to Nielsen Fast Nationals. TNT’s WCF Game 5 telecast – peaking with an average of 12.2 million viewers from 11:15-11:30 p.m. – is up 59% vs. the network’s coverage of 2017 ECF Game 5 (Cavs/Celtics).
Overall, TNT’s WCF coverage is averaging 8.3 million viewers, up 33% over last year’s Eastern Conference Finals airing on the network (Cavaliers/Celtics) and an increase of 27% vs. the four-game 2017 WCF (Warriors/Spurs).