ESPN earned strong numbers for the sixth game of the Heat/Pacers series.
Game 6 of the Heat/Pacers second round NBA playoff series drew a 5.4 overnight rating on ESPN Thursday night, the fourth-highest for a second round game on ESPN/ESPN2 since the network resumed airing games in the 2002-03 season.
For some perspective, Games 1 and 4 of the series on ABC drew overnights of 5.2 and 5.9, respectively.
Locally, Game 6 was ESPN’s highest rated second round game in both Miami-Ft. Lauderdale (17.3) and Indianapolis (16.0).
(Thursday’s numbers from ESPN)