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Viewership down slightly after rout in Game 2 of NBA Finals

2016 NBA Finals - Game Two

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 05: Leandro Barbosa #19 of the Golden State Warriors reacts during Game 2 of the 2016 NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers at ORACLE Arena on June 5, 2016 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (AP) With Game 2 of the NBA Finals turning into a rout, viewership is down from last year’s overtime contest.

The Golden State Warriors’ 110-77 victory Sunday night over the Cleveland Cavaliers to take a 2-0 series lead averaged nearly 17.4 million viewers on ABC. That’s down about 8 percent from the almost 18.8 million viewers for Game 2 between the same teams in 2015, when the Cavaliers won in OT to even the series at 1-1.

ESPN said Monday that the audience was still the second largest for a Game 2 since the NBA Finals moved to ABC in 2003, behind only last season’s matchup.