Top 10 Most Watched NBA Finals Since 1976

1998 Chicago Bulls vs Utah Jazz NBA Finals

1998 NBA Finals: Chicago Bulls vs Utah Jazz (Getty)

According to ABC, an average of 15,347,000 viewers have watched the first two games of the Miami HeatDallas Mavericks 2011 NBA Finals. That’s over 3 million more viewers than the average of last year’s seven-game series between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics.

Here are the top 10 most viewed NBA Finals since 1976.

The Chicago Bulls are the kings of the ratings hill.

YEAR WINNER LOSER SERIES RATING
1. NBC 1998 Chicago Bulls Utah Jazz 4-2 18.7
2. NBC 1993 Chicago Bulls Phoenix Suns 4-2 17.9
3. NBC 1997 Chicago Bulls Utah Jazz 4-2 16.8
4. NBC 1996 Chicago Bulls Seattle SuperSonics 4-2 16.7
5. CBS 1987 Los Angeles Lakers Boston Celtics 4-2 15.9
6. NBC 1991 Chicago Bulls Los Angeles Lakers 4-1 15.8
7. CBS 1988 Los Angeles Lakers Detroit Pistons 4-3 15.4
8. CBS 1989 Detroit Pistons Los Angeles Lakers 4-0 15.1
9. NBC 1992 Chicago Bulls Portland Trail Blazers 4-2 14.2
10. CBS 1986 Boston Celtics Houston Rockets 4-2 14.1

source: wikipedia.org

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Posted on June 5, 2011, in NBA Basketball and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Damn lol jordan had every tv on n america whenhe played…..

  2. rukhshiixoxo89

    I’m surprised that Boston is not on top of the list. They have the most rings lol. I am a Celtic, I am sure you can tell 🙂

    Rukhshii
    http://rukhshiixoxo89.wordpress.com/

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