The Oklahoma City Thunder blew a commanding lead against the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals Saturday night as Klay Thompson set a playoff record with 11 made three-point shots to set up a Game 7. This was an important game and probably no surprise that it was the most-watched game of the season.
One big reason why the game was watched by more fans than any other this year is because the defending NBA champions were on the brink of elimination. It ended up paying off for the fans in attendance and the ones watching at home as the Warriors stormed back to take the 108-101 victory.
The game brought in an impressive 7.9 household rating and the entire series is drawing an average of 6.8, 35 percent better than the last game of the Western Conference Finals shown on TNT when the Thunder faced off against the San Antonio Spurs in 2014.
The overnight rating is also 38 percent better than the previously highest-rated game of the season, Game 6 of the Western Conference Semifinals between the Thunder and Spurs.
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