Thursday, June 14, 2007

The NBA Finals Are Just Not What They Used to Be...

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.

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