- Associated Press - Friday, June 7, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA Finals’ television viewership for Game 1 was down 12 percent from last year.

The San Antonio Spurs’ win over the Heat on Thursday night on ABC was watched by 14.2 million people. That’s down from Miami’s appearances the previous two seasons, 16.2 million against Oklahoma City in 2012 and 15.2 against Dallas in 2011, but higher than the six years before that.