- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 17, 2016

ATLANTA (AP) - The Western Conference finals opener between Oklahoma City and Golden State was TNT’s highest-rated conference finals Game 1 since 2011.

The network says the game averaged 8.7 million viewers and peaked at 10.6 million, making it the most viewed show on cable on Monday night. The numbers were up 37 percent from the 2014 Western Conference finals, the last time that series was played on TNT.

The “Inside The NBA” postgame show averaged a 2.8 rating, making it the second-most popular cable program of the night.

San Francisco posted the highest local rating at 23.4, followed by Oklahoma City at 21.5.

The Thunder beat the Warriors to take a 1-0 lead. Game 2 is Wednesday night.


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