NBA Playoffs: East Finale Scores 7.6 Overnight

Posted by | May 27, 2011 at 10:58 AM

The final game of the Heat/Bulls Eastern Conference Finals earned the second-highest overnight of the series.

Game 5 between the Heat and Bulls scored a 7.6 overnight rating on TNT Thursday night, up 19% from last year (PHX/LAL G5: 6.4), and even with 2009 (ORL/CLE G5: 7.6).

The 7.6 is the second-highest of the series, behind only Game 3 (7.7). Each game of the series drew at least a 7.2 overnight.

Game 5 drew a 25.2 rating in Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, up a tick from Game 4 (25.1), and a series-high. In Chicago, Game 5 drew a 25.1, up 11% from Game 4 (22.6), and a series-high.

(Numbers from Turner Sports)