ABC’s Warriors-Cavs A Slam Dunk On Social Media

Opening game of NBA Finals draws more than 11 million social media interactions
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ABC's Golden State Warriors-Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Finals telecast last night scored big on social media, drawing more than 11 million interactions, according to Nielsen.

ABC's live game telecast, in which the Warriors defeated the Cavaliers to take the first game of the NBA Finals, generated 11.2 million Facebook and Twitter interactions from 4.5 million unique accounts, easily besting all sports and entertainment shows for the day, according to Nielsen’s Social Content Ratings list.  

ESPN’s coverage of the 90th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee was the most discussed entertainment show on Thursday, generating 172,000 social media interactions across 120,000 unique accounts. Two cable new shows, Fox News’ Hannity and MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, were second and third on the daily TV social media list, respectively, according to Nielsen.

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