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You Won’t Believe What Record Game 6 Of The Western Conference Finals Broke

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The Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder just completed a thrilling Game 6 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena that saw the visitors squeeze out a 108-101 win. The Warriors overcame a 13-point deficit to force an all-or-nothing Game 7 at the Oracle Arena on Monday night. The epic contest has apparently captivated a record-setting audience by netting a 7.9 household overnight rating, which made it the highest-rated game of the 2015-16 season.

It was also the highest-rated Game 6 in NBA history with the game peaking at an average of 14.6 million viewers and 8.3 household rating. In total, TNT’s viewership for the Western Conference Finals is up 33 percent from the last time the network showed the playoff series in 2014.  The five individual markets that totaled the highest ratings were Oklahoma City (26.1), San Francisco (22.2), Cleveland (18.0), Tulsa (13.6) and San Antonio (12.5).

The rating may continue to go through the roof on Monday night with the Warriors attempting to become just the 10th team in league history to overcome a 3-1 playoff series deficit. It seems that the tide of momentum has shifted in Golden State’s direction after etching out a Game 6 win behind Klay Thompson’s playoff career-high 41 points that included shattering the NBA record with 11 three-pointers made. All in all, Tthe table is now set for an exciting finish to what’s been a must-watch playoff series.

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