NBA Finals Continue to Score for ABC

The Los Angeles Lakers took a commanding 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals with their game-four 99-91 overtime win over the host Orlando Magic, and ABC took a commanding lead in the overnight ratings Thursday night, posting a 10.9, up 5% over game four of last year’s NBA Finals between the Lakers and Boston Celtics.

The game posted a 27.3 rating in Los Angeles, the highest-rated NBA broadcast locally since game five of the 2008 Finals. In Orlando, FL, the game earned a 26.7.