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Mavs, Heat Finals Drawing Huge Ratings

Wednesday, Jun 8, 2011  |  Updated 10:23 AM CDT
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Mavs, Heat Finals Drawing Huge Ratings

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DALLAS, TX - JUNE 07: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat looks on against the Dallas Mavericks in Game Four of the 2011 NBA Finals at American Airlines Center on June 7, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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Game 4 of the NBA finals between Miami and Dallas drew an 11.1 overnight rating, up 22 percent from the fourth game of the Heat-Mavericks title matchup in 2006.

ESPN says Tuesday night's viewership peaked between 11:30 and 11:45 p.m. Eastern with a 15.5 rating. It's the 23rd consecutive time a finals game has been the highest-rated program on a given night, according to Nielsen.

In Miami, the game got a 34.2 metered market rating, making it the second most-watched game in South Florida since records began being kept in 2003. The game had a 30.5 metered market rating in Dallas.

Ratings represent the percentage of all homes with televisions tuned into a program. Overnight ratings measure the country's largest markets.

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