With its three NBA Finals games sweeping the top three spots in the ratings, ABC had its most-watched week between Memorial Day and Labor Day in six years.
Game 5 of the series between the Lakers and Boston Celtics on Sunday was the most-watched program between June 7 and Sunday, averaging 18.65 million viewers, according to live-plus-same day figures released Tuesday by the Nielsen Co.
Game 4 Thursday was second for the week, averaging 16.37 million viewers, the most for a Game 4 since the Lakers-Detroit Pistons series of 2004. Game 3 Tuesday was third, averaging 15.96 million, the most for a Game 3 since 2004.
ABC was the most-watched network for the second consecutive week, averaging 7.96 million viewers, its most for a week between Memorial Day and Labor Day since the week of June 7, 2004, when it aired three games of the Lakers-Pistons series.