The NBA Finals continue to draw far fewer viewers than last year. The San Antonio Spurs' 75-72 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night received a 6.4 national rating and an 11 share on ABC, down 20 percent from the 8.0/14 for last year's Game 3 between the Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat. The Game 3 drop follows a 30 percent plunge for Game 2 and a 19 percent decline for Game 1. (ESPN)
Every since ABC picked up NBA games, things just haven't been right. "NBA on NBC" just sounded better. Back in the day, the playoffs/Finals used to be the shit!! Even watching regular season games on Sundays were better than they are now. It used to be a lot more exciting watching the playoffs back in the best 3-out-of-5 days. Now, I forget who's playing, when they're playing, and who's leading the series. It just ain't what it used to be.