Saturday night’s overtime NBA thriller between the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder broadcast on ABC delivered a 3.9 overnight rating, according to Nielsen. This is the highest-rated NBA regular-season game (non-Christmas) across all networks since 2013.
Warriors’ superstar Stephen Curry tied an NBA record with 12 three-point shots and also hit the game winner in overtime by launching a three-pointer just inside half court.
Saturday night’s broadcast peaked from 11:15-11:30 p.m. ET with a 5.6 rating.
In the San Francisco market, the broadcast generated a 14.9 rating, making it the highest-rated NBA regular-season game (non-Christmas) ever on ABC or ESPN. In Oklahoma City, the game delivered a 14.6 rating, making it the highest-rated NBA regular-season game on ABC or ESPNsince 2014.
NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC will continue on March 5, when the Chicago Bulls host the Houston Rockets, at 8:30 p.m. Mike Breen, analysts Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson and reporter Lisa Salters will provide commentary. NBA Countdown will precede the broadcast at 8 p.m. with Sage Steele, Jalen Rose and Doug Collins.