A strong start to the NBA Finals – at least from a television viewer’s standpoint – is working to ABC’s advantage. The Cleveland Cavaliers’ series-tying win over the Golden State Warriors on Sunday reached more than 19 million viewers, easily the most-watched television event of the week. The Nielsen company said the opening game of the series earlier in the week drew 17.8 million TV viewers. Both games helped ABC to an easy victory in last week’s prime-time ratings competition. The most-watched NBA Finals since 2001 was the seven-game series between the Boston Celtics and the L.A. Lakers in 2010. – Associated Press
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