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Tuesday, June 18, 2013
NBA Finals Game 5 viewership down from last year

Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The NBA Finals' television viewership for Game 5 was down 12 percent from last year.

The San Antonio Spurs' 114-104 victory over Miami on Sunday on ABC was watched by an average of almost 16.3 million people. That's down from nearly 18.5 million for the Heat-Thunder series in 2012.

Miami clinched the title in Game 5 a year ago, and decisive games tend to draw more viewers.