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Ratings down slightly for Game 3 of NBA Finals

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Ratings for Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Monday night were down 4 percent from the previous year, but it still was the most-watched programming in prime time, according to Nielsen.

The San Antonio Spurs' 113-77 victory over the Miami Heat on ABC-TV drew a 10.0 overnight rating. It's the 33rd consecutive time the NBA Finals have attracted the highest viewership for the night and the 21st straight double-digit overnight rating.

The game produced a 37.5 local market rating in San Antonio and 28.4 in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale market.

Game3 of the 2012 NBA Finals between the Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder on a Sunday night drew a 10.4 overnight rating.

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