Game 7 Drew Best Ratings Since Michael Jordan’s Last Finals

By Staff  |  06/20/2016

Curry and LeBron James

Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals, between the Cavaliers and Warriors, drew the highest television rating for the series since Michael Jordan's last championship.

According to ESPN, the game averaged a 15.7 rating and nearly 30.8 million viewers on ABC. Both numbers are the best since Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals, when Jordan's Bulls clinched their sixth ring.

Additionally, more than 598,000 viewers streamed the game on WatchESPN.

It peaked with more than 44.5 million viewers and a 22.5 rating as the Cavs wrapped up the championship.

In the Cleveland area, Game 7 earned a 46.3 rating in the Cleveland area.