The 2019 NBA Finals officially tipped off on Thursday night, and Game 1 between the Raptors and Warriors was quite compelling, we thought.
Apparently, other viewers didn’t see it that way.
The ratings for the game were the lowest for a Game 1 since 2009, and the lowest for any Finals game since 2013.
This could be because the Raptors enjoyed a fairly comfortable lead during the majority of the second half, after leading by 10 at the break, but the Warriors did cut it to three midway through the fourth quarter.
It could be because LeBron James, for the first time in nine seasons, wasn’t in the Finals, but still, it’s surprising, because it was a very entertaining, watchable game.