- TNT’s WCF Game 5 Averages 6.8 Million Viewers to Win the Night Across All of Television; Together with Inside the NBA, TNT Nets Cable’s Top Two Programs on Thursday
- NBA Playoffs Coverage on TNT Averages 4.1 Million Viewers – Network’s Highest Viewership Mark Since 2018
TNT’s exclusive presentation of the 2022 NBA Western Conference Finals – won by the Golden State Warriors over the Dallas Mavericks (4-1) – delivered the network its most watched Conference Finals coverage since 2018, averaging 6.7 million viewers.
Viewership for this year’s five-game series finished up 35% over TNT’s 2021 NBA Eastern Conference Finals coverage (Hawks/Bucks, 5.0 million viewers, six games) and up 23% when compared with last year’s Western Conference Finals (Clippers/Suns, 5.5 million viewers, six games).
Thursday’s WCF coverage garnered the top program of the night across all of television (broadcast and cable) for the third straight time during the series, and together with the iconic Inside the NBA post-game show, delivered cable’s top two programs on Thursday.
The Warriors’ series-clinching win last night averaged 6.8 million viewers – peaking with an average of 7.7 million viewers from 11-11:15 p.m. ET – to rank as the most-viewed WCF Game 5 since 2018.
Overall, the network delivered its most watched NBA Playoffs coverage since 2018, averaging 4.1 million viewers (42 telecasts), up 11% vs. last year, while winning the night on cable in primetime 22 times. Additionally, Inside the NBA’s postgame coverage averaged 1.9 million viewers, up 6% vs. last year (23 telecasts).
Turner Sports’ NBA on TNT and NBA TV social media accounts have garnered a 40% increase in engagements for this year’s series vs. last year.