Last Night’s Epic Cavaliers-Warriors Game 7 on TSN Caps Off Most-Watched NBA FINALS Ever
— June 20, 2016
– 1.2 million viewers tune in to TSN to watch LeBron James lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a franchise-first championship title –
TORONTO (June 20, 2016) – Last night saw another champion crowned on TSN, as LeBron James led the Cleveland Cavaliers to its first championship title in franchise history. Overnight data from Numeris confirms an average audience of 1.2 million viewers watched last night’s thrilling Game 7 on TSN, which capped off the most-watched NBA FINALS ever.
This year’s NBA FINALS marks a 35% increase in average audience compared to the second most-watched NBA FINALS between the Lakers-Celtics in 2010.
In total, 4.3 million unique Canadian viewers tuned in to watch some part of Game 7 on TSN. Audience levels peaked at 1.73 million viewers late in the dramatic fourth quarter, as Kyrie Irving helped seal the Cavs’ 93-89 victory with a clutch three-pointer in the final minute.
Overall, an average of 870,000 viewers watched the four NBA FINALS games broadcast on TSN:
Game 1 – 844,000
Game 2 – 582,000
Game 5 – 803,000
Game 7 – 1.2 million
Basketball on TSN
TSN’s five national feeds are Canada’s home of basketball, with a slate of basketball coverage that features 41 exclusive Toronto Raptors regular-season games, a comprehensive schedule of marquee NBA matchups featuring U.S.-based teams, NBA All-Star 2016 in Toronto, and the NBA PLAYOFFS culminating with the NBA FINALS.
TSN’s television coverage of the Raptors is complemented by live radio coverage on TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto. TSN 1050 broadcasts 41 regular-season Toronto Raptors games which are also available on TSN.ca and via the TSN GO app. TSN.ca provides in-depth news and analysis from around the league, including columns, podcasts, and video highlights.
TSN also provides complete coverage of NCAA® MARCH MADNESS®, the BIOSTEEL ALL-CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAME, as well as international men’s and women’s tournaments through partnerships with Canada Basketball and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA).
About TSN TSN is Canada’s Sports Leader and #1 specialty network. With a broad portfolio of multimedia sports assets, Champions Live Here as TSN delivers world-class content across its industry-leading platforms including five national television feeds, TSN.ca, TSN GO, and TSN Radio stations across the country. With more championship events than any broadcaster in the country, TSN’s deep and diverse roster of live sports programming includes the Grey Cup, IIHF World Junior Championship, Hockey Canada events, CFL, NFL, NBA, MLS, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Winnipeg Jets, Season of Champions Curling, FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2016, MLB, Barclays Premier League, Golf’s Majors, NASCAR, F1, Grand Slam Tennis, UFC, NCAA March Madness, and Skate Canada and Rugby Canada events. TSN is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.