ESPN’s coverage of the Denver Nuggets’ Game 6 win over the Los Angeles Clippers drew just 1.3 million viewers as it competed against the start of the NFL season, per data from ShowBuzzDaily. The game started at 10 AM in Los Angeles, likely due to the U.S. Open men’s final during the afternoon also airing on ESPN.
The combined morning window of NFL games on CBS and FOX drew approximately 27 million viewers.
Denver’s win over the Clippers on Friday in Game 5 drew 2.563 million viewers.
The Los Angeles Lakers’ Game 4 win over the Houston Rockets was the second lowest NBA game of the week as it competed against Thursday Night Football, drawing 2.496 million viewers compared to 20.535 million for the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans.
Game 7 of the second round series between the Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors drew 4.691 million viewers as the most watched NBA game of the week.