Heat-Pacers series continue solid ratings

Heat-Pacers series getting solid ratings on TNT through 4 games

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Indiana's 99-92 victory over Miami in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals earned a 5.1 rating and was watched by 8.1 million viewers on TNT, making it the No. 1 ranked program on television in prime time.

The series is averaging 7.7 million viewers, up 7 percent from TNT's first four games of the 2012 Western Conference finals between Oklahoma City and San Antonio. The 4.8 average rating is an increase of 4 percent from the 4.6 at the same point last year.

Miami is the 16th-largest measured market and Indianapolis ranks 24th.

TNT, a unit of Time Warner Inc., has televised the four most-viewed telecasts of this postseason.

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