NBA Eastern Conference Finals Game Two, in which the Miami Heat defeated the Indiana Pacers 87-83 to even their series 1-1, is the third-highest rated NBA Conference Finals Game Two ever on the ESPN, according to Nielsen. The telecast generated a 5.9 overnight rating, which is up 55 percent from ESPN's NBA Conference Finals Game Two coverage last year of San Antonio Spurs-Memphis Grizzlies.
Locally, the telecast delivered a 24.4 rating in Miami, making it the second-highest rated NBA postseason game on ESPN ever in the market. Additionally, the telecast posted a 19.8 in Indianapolis, ranking as the second-highest rated NBA postseason game on ESPN ever in the market.
The 2014 NBA Draft Lottery on ESPN delivered its highest rating ever. The telecast generated a 2.9 overnight rating, which is up 26% from a 2.3 for last year's event.