MIAMI (AP) -- The NBA Finals' Game 3 television rating is down slightly from last year.
Overall, the series' average rating through three games is the highest since 2004.
The Miami Heat's 91-85 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night on ABC earned an 8.8 rating, a 3 percent drop from last year's Dallas Mavericks-Heat matchup.
ESPN said Monday that the series was averaging a 9.7, up 7 percent from 2011.
Ratings represent the percentage of American homes with televisions tuned into a program.
ABC and ESPN are owned by The Walt Disney Co.