The overnight ratings for Game 2 of the 2012 NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder are in, and ABC claims it was the most watched Game 2 since 2004. The overnight rating was 11.8 for Game 2, up 12 percent from last year's Game 2 between the Heat and the Dallas Mavericks.
The game peaked in crunch time (11:30-11:45 p.m. ET) with a 15.1, meaning that an estimated 15.1 percent of all households with TVs were tuned in during the span.
The two-game rating is the highest for an NBA Finals series since 2004, ABC says. That year pitted the L.A. Lakers against the Detroit Pistons. The Pistons stunningly won that series and their third NBA championship.
Game 2 on Thursday did a record 44.4 rating in the Oklahoma City market, and a 30.3 rating in Miami-Ft. Lauderdale.