By James Hibberd
June 21, 2013 at 04:51 PM EDT
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NBA Finals Game 7 delivered near-record numbers for ABC last night.

According to preliminary overnight numbers, the Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs game had a 17.7 overnight household rating, making it the second highest-rated NBA game in ABC’s history. With a 44.2 rating in Miami, it also marks the highest-rated NBA game ever in that particular market.

Overall, the 2013 NBA Finals have averaged a 12.4 in the metered market ratings, up 5 percent from the 2012 NBA Finals.