The 2021 NBA Finals featuring the Milwaukee Bucks and the Phoenix Suns averaged 9.91 million viewers on ABC for the six-game series, up 32% vs. the six-game 2020 NBA Finals (Miami Heat vs. Los Angeles Lakers).
Game 6, in which the Bucks defeated the Suns 105-98 to win their first NBA title in 50 years, averaged 12.52 million viewers, up 50% vs 2020. The game peaked with 16.54 million viewers between 11:30 p.m. ET and 11:44 p.m. ET. Game 6 of the 2020 Finals competed against the NFL.
Global viewership on NBA League Pass for the NBA Playoffs was up 19% vs. last season and up 26% vs. 2019.