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Cavs-Pacers Game 7 Becomes Most-Watched First-Round Game Since 2004 Battle Between Rockets And Lakers

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers tore the house down on Sunday afternoon during their Game 7 battle. Not only did LeBron James and the Cavs advance to the second round, but James also improved his opening round record to 13-0.

A lot of people had the opportunity to watch the thrilling elimination game. In fact, the game had the most viewers for a first-round game since the 2004 Game 5 between the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers.

The game hit a 7.4 rating during the time frame of 3:30-3:45 and scored a 24.6 rating in Cleveland, good enough for the most-watched first-round game in eight years. It even became the most-watched first-round game in the Indianapolis area, landing a 21.6 rating.

The game finished just one point off of the highest overnight rating this season, that being behind the Christmas Day game between the Cavs and Warriors at 5.5.

Elijah Mooneyham has been a dedicated sports fan his whole life. Born and raised in Cleveland, he has his best days when his hometown teams are winning. Elijah is currently on-air talent/producer on two shows, The Main Event and The Moon Hour, where you can find on He also has an insane passion for professional wrestling, so catch his opinions on the world of professional wrestling.

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