2015 NBA Finals Earns ABC The Highest Ratings Since Michael Jordan's Last Title Win In 1998

Its official, the 2015 NBA finals matchup between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers was the most watched NBA finals since 1998. If you happen to be an NBA fan then you know that 1998is when the legendary Michael Jordan won the NBA finals together with his team the Chicago Bulls.

So what exactly made this matchup between the Cavs and the Warriors a must watch for many people? Well, it had a lot of stories in it. For instance, this was the first time that rookie NBA coaches were meeting up at the finals and had the opportunity of joining the list of rookie NBA coaches who went all the way and won the trophy. In addition to that, the matchup between this year’s NBA league most valuable player, Stephen Curry and Lebron James, who is without a doubt one of the best players to ever played the game, also brought in lots of viewers as many wanted to know who would emerge top. 

According to reports a total 19.94 million viewers tuned into ABC so as to watch Curry and James go head to head. The figure of 19.94 million viewers broke the initial record that had been there of 18.9 million set back in 2001 as the Los Angeles Lakers took center court against Allen Iverson and his team, the Philadelphia 76ers. 

According to reports, Tuesday’s game 6 matchup, which was a must win for the Cleveland Cavaliers, racked in a huge number of viewers. A total of 23,254,00 million viewers tuned in to ABC to watch whether James would be able to lift the Cavaliers past the Warriors and force a game 7. 

 

Recent Posts

Team USA meets Venezuela at the Olympics

Venezuela's men's basketball team has been terminated from the Olympics. Despite the loss, the team is still pleased that they were able to represent Venezuela which seemed impossible in previous years. The Venezuela Men’s Basketball Team was able to reach the Olympics when they won…

Read More »

What information does InsideHoops.com provide?

InsideHoops.com is the full package when it comes to basketball sites. This website is the ‘one stop shop’ for all your NBA information. It features daily top stories with rumors and recaps from last night’s games are easily accessed. From the title menu on the left hand side, you…

Read More »

Who are Donatas Motiejunas and Brian Roberts?

In the world of sports, every year new amazing players show up in the middle of the game and veterans decide that they need to pass the ball to the next generation. It’s a never-ending cycle of good and amazing players, and the basketball players who made their name this year are Donatas…

Read More »

Who is James Naismith?

Dr. James Naismith is known worldwide as the creator of basketball. He was born on November 6, 1861. He was a Canadian and American sports coach, physical education teacher, sporting activities coach, medical professional, chaplain, trainer, and innovator. In 1891, he invented the game of basketball…

Read More »

Fresh From Our Desk

  • The Best 5 Basketball Team Players for Offense

    Basketball offense is forever changing. Here is an attempt to list the best basketball players for offensive play. LeBron James LeBron plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers in NBA. Standing 6 feet 8 inches and weighing 250 pounds, he is one of the most physical players in the NBA. He has a career…

    Read More »
  • Andre Iguodala brings Warriors to NBA finals

    Times got rough for the Warriors, but it was then that they turned to Iguodala to set scores straight. Andre Iguodala was thought to very easily become M.V.P. of the NBA finals one more time, which he actually did. It was a tough competition against his teammate Stephen Curry. Becoming the MVP…

    Read More »