NBA Finals finish up over 2013

With the Spurs clinching the series in only five games, the 2014 NBA Finals on ABC wrapped up with an average of 15,524,000 viewers and a 9.3 U.S. household rating, according to Nielsen, with both figures up from last year’s series between the two teams (through five games). The clinching contest reeled in 17,881,000 viewers, up 10% from 16,267,000 viewers last year and a 10.3 rating, up 8% from a 9.5 rating a year ago. On ESPN3, the NBA Finals averaged 374,000 unique viewers, rising 53% from 244,000 unique viewers for the first five games of the 2013 NBA Finals.

Here’s TiVo’s Top Moments for the 2014 NBA Finals:
1. Game 5: 10:47pm – As time winds down the Spurs clinch their fifth NBA Championship, ranking them fourth overall in the history of the league.
2. Game 5: 10:27pm – Tony Parker pulls up short on a drive and hits a 7 footer giving the Spurs an 18 point lead with 7:09 left in game 5.
3. Game 2: 10:38pm – Following a Ginobili miss, James drives with 1:18 remaining in the game and kicks it out to Bosh for a 3 giving the Heat a 95-93 lead.
4. Game 5: 9:55pm – With the Heat down by 14 in the 3rd quarter, Wade drives in for a dunk that is rejected by Splitter.
5. Game 4: 10:52pm – The Spurs up by 19 in the 3rd quarter, moving the ball seemingly at will, pass the ball to Duncan inside who slams home a dunk.

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