It's no secret that the majority of NBA fans tuned in on Saturday night to see the Golden State Warriors get eliminated.
The 73-9 Warriors were on the brink of elimination versus the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 6. However, they were able to prevail and overcome a 13-point deficit to force a Game 7 at their home arena on Monday night.
The 108-101 Warriors victory netted a 7.9 household overnight rating, making it the highest-rated game of the 2015-16 season. The last time TNT aired a Western Conference finals series was between the Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in 2014. The 2016 Western Conference Finals series is averaging a rating of 6.8, which is up 35 percent from the 2014 series between the Thunder and Spurs.
TNT’s Warriors/Thunder WCF Game 6 averaged a 7.9 HH rating, the highest rated NBA game of the season across all TV based on overnights
— TurnerSportsPR (@TurnerSportsPR) May 29, 2016
Klay Thompson scored a personal playoff-high 41 points and shattered the NBA record for three-point makes in a postseason contest with 11 treys in the victory.
Game 7 will take place at Oracle Arena where Golden State went 39-2 during the season.
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