Game 7 of the Bulls-Celtics series has supplanted Game 6 as the most-watched first-round NBA playoff game ever on cable.
TNT says Boston’s 109-99 win Saturday to end the exhilarating series was seen by 6.99 million people. That was the most viewers for a first-round game on broadcast or cable since the 2004 Lakers-Rockets Game 4 on ABC.
The Bulls’ 128-127 triple-overtime victory in Game 6 on Thursday was seen by 5.35 million people.
Even that seems low to me. There’s over 10 million people in the Chicago metro area alone. But the series was definitely worthy of that title, if not game 7.