NEW YORK (AP) -Game 2 of the NBA finals lost nearly one-third of its television audience from last year.
The San Antonio Spurs' lopsided victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers, pitted against the series finale of ``The Sopranos,'' drew a 5.6 national rating and a 10 share on ABC on Sunday night. That's down 30 percent from the 8.0/14 received by the Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat in 2006.
The ratings for Game 1 fell 19 percent from last year.
Ratings increased from Game 1 to Game 2 in 2006, but they declined this season.
The rating is the percentage watching a telecast among all homes with televisions, and the share is the percentage tuned in to a broadcast among those households with televisions on at the time. A ratings point represents 1,114,000 households.
``The Sopranos'' finale was watched by an estimated 11.9 million people on HBO, which is available in about 30 million homes. Game 2 was watched by approximately 8.6 million viewers on ABC, which is available in about 111 million households.

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