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Re: NBA 2018 Playoffs Thread
« Reply #2325 on: May 21, 2018, 08:14:21 AM »

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If itís GSW vs Cavaliers, ratings will be trash.

Re: NBA 2018 Playoffs Thread
« Reply #2326 on: May 21, 2018, 01:56:50 PM »

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If itís GSW vs Cavaliers, ratings will be trash.
No....
The last three years of GSW vs CLE have seen ratings of 11.6, 11.4, and 11.3, a very slight decrease, but the viewship has gone up each year from 19.94 million viewers to 20.28 to 20.38 last year. Those ratings killed every other NBA Finals ratings since 2004.

NBA viewers love the rivalry. I can't see ratings changing all that much for a GSW-CLE 4.

Re: NBA 2018 Playoffs Thread
« Reply #2327 on: May 21, 2018, 02:04:17 PM »

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If it’s GSW vs Cavaliers, ratings will be trash.
No....
The last three years of GSW vs CLE have seen ratings of 11.6, 11.4, and 11.3, a very slight decrease, but the viewship has gone up each year from 19.94 million viewers to 20.28 to 20.38 last year. Those ratings killed every other NBA Finals ratings since 2004.

NBA viewers love the rivalry. I can't see ratings changing all that much for a GSW-CLE 4.

You might be right. I confess that was more my heart than my head. Still, in previous years I think there was suspense about whether Cleveland could take the Warriors down. I am thinking that if the Warriors feel like it they would win a series this year in 4. Five games the most.

Re: NBA 2018 Playoffs Thread
« Reply #2328 on: May 21, 2018, 02:17:19 PM »

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Classy Cavs fans planning for finals, and openly hoping for injury to curry or Durant

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"If we make it to the finals I feel like this year Has had enough striking parallels to 2016 that we might luck into an injury luck championship again"

"I just want to get there because anything can happen in terms of freak injuries. If KD or Curry go down we've suddenly got a shot. They are the luckiest franchise of all time in terms of injury help though so I wouldn't count on it."

Re: NBA 2018 Playoffs Thread
« Reply #2329 on: May 21, 2018, 02:27:07 PM »

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Classy Cavs fans planning for finals, and openly hoping for injury to curry or Durant

http://realcavsfans.com/community/index.php?threads/cavs-vs-celtics-2018-eastern-conference-finals.48936/page-32



"If we make it to the finals I feel like this year Has had enough striking parallels to 2016 that we might luck into an injury luck championship again"

"I just want to get there because anything can happen in terms of freak injuries. If KD or Curry go down we've suddenly got a shot. They are the luckiest franchise of all time in terms of injury help though so I wouldn't count on it."
You'll see plenty of C's fans saying the same sort of things sadly.

Re: NBA 2018 Playoffs Thread
« Reply #2330 on: May 21, 2018, 03:12:03 PM »

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If itís GSW vs Cavaliers, ratings will be trash.
No....
The last three years of GSW vs CLE have seen ratings of 11.6, 11.4, and 11.3, a very slight decrease, but the viewship has gone up each year from 19.94 million viewers to 20.28 to 20.38 last year. Those ratings killed every other NBA Finals ratings since 2004.

NBA viewers love the rivalry. I can't see ratings changing all that much for a GSW-CLE 4.

You might be right. I confess that was more my heart than my head. Still, in previous years I think there was suspense about whether Cleveland could take the Warriors down. I am thinking that if the Warriors feel like it they would win a series this year in 4. Five games the most.

I don't know. I live in Oakland so a lot of people are still excited here obviously. However, a lot of my friends from the pennsylvania area that are casual NBA fans say they are not into it and may only watch half the games. That is how I feel cool kind of. I ended up watching just about all of it last year even though I was bored by it. This year I think I may finally take the plunge and not watch every game. I have seen that matchup enough and it just doesn't really interest me to see them play 4-7 more times.

I don't expect them to tank ratings wise, but I would be surprised if there isn't at least some viewer fatigue that makes them the lowest of the 4. This happens with everything.. too much of the best thing it becomes less popular.

Re: NBA 2018 Playoffs Thread
« Reply #2331 on: May 21, 2018, 03:22:18 PM »

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http://realcavsfans.com/community/index.php?threads/cavs-vs-celtics-2018-eastern-conference-finals.48936/page-32



"If we make it to the finals I feel like this year Has had enough striking parallels to 2016 that we might luck into an injury luck championship again"

"I just want to get there because anything can happen in terms of freak injuries. If KD or Curry go down we've suddenly got a shot. They are the luckiest franchise of all time in terms of injury help though so I wouldn't count on it."
You'll see plenty of C's fans saying the same sort of things sadly.
most of the comments in that thread were fairly reasonable.  Heck like 11.5% of the voters actually picked Boston to win that series, which is pretty amazing for a Cavs site. 

Re: NBA 2018 Playoffs Thread
« Reply #2332 on: May 21, 2018, 05:39:03 PM »

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If itís GSW vs Cavaliers, ratings will be trash.
No....
The last three years of GSW vs CLE have seen ratings of 11.6, 11.4, and 11.3, a very slight decrease, but the viewship has gone up each year from 19.94 million viewers to 20.28 to 20.38 last year. Those ratings killed every other NBA Finals ratings since 2004.

NBA viewers love the rivalry. I can't see ratings changing all that much for a GSW-CLE 4.

You might be right. I confess that was more my heart than my head. Still, in previous years I think there was suspense about whether Cleveland could take the Warriors down. I am thinking that if the Warriors feel like it they would win a series this year in 4. Five games the most.

I don't know. I live in Oakland so a lot of people are still excited here obviously. However, a lot of my friends from the pennsylvania area that are casual NBA fans say they are not into it and may only watch half the games. That is how I feel cool kind of. I ended up watching just about all of it last year even though I was bored by it. This year I think I may finally take the plunge and not watch every game. I have seen that matchup enough and it just doesn't really interest me to see them play 4-7 more times.

I don't expect them to tank ratings wise, but I would be surprised if there isn't at least some viewer fatigue that makes them the lowest of the 4. This happens with everything.. too much of the best thing it becomes less popular.

The ratings will go down because Golden State vs. Cleveland this year will be extremely lopsided. Barring like 2 significant injuries to Golden State, everyone will expect Golden State to sweep Cleveland and blow them out in like 3 of the games. I mean, last year's Cavaliers team with Lebron averaging a 30-point triple double and Kyrie averaging 29/4/4 were beaten soundly in 5 by Golden State. The lone win coming on a night at home where it seemed every Cavs player had a career night lol. The Cavs don't even have Kyrie anymore and their supporting cast is worse than last year's (defense has gotten slightly worse as well).

Yes, Cleveland vs. Golden State is probably a match up people are sick of seeing now (4 times in a row), but I think ratings would remain great and be high IF folks thought that CLE had a chance to beat them and the series had a chance to go 6-7. I'd frankly be surprised if it goes 5 games. 
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Re: NBA 2018 Playoffs Thread
« Reply #2333 on: May 21, 2018, 05:53:12 PM »

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If itís GSW vs Cavaliers, ratings will be trash.
No....
The last three years of GSW vs CLE have seen ratings of 11.6, 11.4, and 11.3, a very slight decrease, but the viewship has gone up each year from 19.94 million viewers to 20.28 to 20.38 last year. Those ratings killed every other NBA Finals ratings since 2004.

NBA viewers love the rivalry. I can't see ratings changing all that much for a GSW-CLE 4.

You might be right. I confess that was more my heart than my head. Still, in previous years I think there was suspense about whether Cleveland could take the Warriors down. I am thinking that if the Warriors feel like it they would win a series this year in 4. Five games the most.

I don't know. I live in Oakland so a lot of people are still excited here obviously. However, a lot of my friends from the pennsylvania area that are casual NBA fans say they are not into it and may only watch half the games. That is how I feel cool kind of. I ended up watching just about all of it last year even though I was bored by it. This year I think I may finally take the plunge and not watch every game. I have seen that matchup enough and it just doesn't really interest me to see them play 4-7 more times.

I don't expect them to tank ratings wise, but I would be surprised if there isn't at least some viewer fatigue that makes them the lowest of the 4. This happens with everything.. too much of the best thing it becomes less popular.

The ratings will go down because Golden State vs. Cleveland this year will be extremely lopsided. Barring like 2 significant injuries to Golden State, everyone will expect Golden State to sweep Cleveland and blow them out in like 3 of the games. I mean, last year's Cavaliers team with Lebron averaging a 30-point triple double and Kyrie averaging 29/4/4 were beaten soundly in 5 by Golden State. The lone win coming on a night at home where it seemed every Cavs player had a career night lol. The Cavs don't even have Kyrie anymore and their supporting cast is worse than last year's (defense has gotten slightly worse as well).

Yes, Cleveland vs. Golden State is probably a match up people are sick of seeing now (4 times in a row), but I think ratings would remain great and be high IF folks thought that CLE had a chance to beat them and the series had a chance to go 6-7. I'd frankly be surprised if it goes 5 games.

Well there is fatigue, but I agree. This year it seems like a harlem globetrotters washington generals matchup. i don't even think the refs can do enough to give Lebron a shot.

Re: NBA 2018 Playoffs Thread
« Reply #2334 on: May 21, 2018, 05:55:17 PM »

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If itís GSW vs Cavaliers, ratings will be trash.
No....
The last three years of GSW vs CLE have seen ratings of 11.6, 11.4, and 11.3, a very slight decrease, but the viewship has gone up each year from 19.94 million viewers to 20.28 to 20.38 last year. Those ratings killed every other NBA Finals ratings since 2004.

NBA viewers love the rivalry. I can't see ratings changing all that much for a GSW-CLE 4.

You might be right. I confess that was more my heart than my head. Still, in previous years I think there was suspense about whether Cleveland could take the Warriors down. I am thinking that if the Warriors feel like it they would win a series this year in 4. Five games the most.

I don't know. I live in Oakland so a lot of people are still excited here obviously. However, a lot of my friends from the pennsylvania area that are casual NBA fans say they are not into it and may only watch half the games. That is how I feel cool kind of. I ended up watching just about all of it last year even though I was bored by it. This year I think I may finally take the plunge and not watch every game. I have seen that matchup enough and it just doesn't really interest me to see them play 4-7 more times.

I don't expect them to tank ratings wise, but I would be surprised if there isn't at least some viewer fatigue that makes them the lowest of the 4. This happens with everything.. too much of the best thing it becomes less popular.

The ratings will go down because Golden State vs. Cleveland this year will be extremely lopsided. Barring like 2 significant injuries to Golden State, everyone will expect Golden State to sweep Cleveland and blow them out in like 3 of the games. I mean, last year's Cavaliers team with Lebron averaging a 30-point triple double and Kyrie averaging 29/4/4 were beaten soundly in 5 by Golden State. The lone win coming on a night at home where it seemed every Cavs player had a career night lol. The Cavs don't even have Kyrie anymore and their supporting cast is worse than last year's (defense has gotten slightly worse as well).

Yes, Cleveland vs. Golden State is probably a match up people are sick of seeing now (4 times in a row), but I think ratings would remain great and be high IF folks thought that CLE had a chance to beat them and the series had a chance to go 6-7. I'd frankly be surprised if it goes 5 games.

Well there is fatigue, but I agree. This year it seems like a harlem globetrotters washington generals matchup. i don't even think the refs can do enough to give Lebron a shot.

Refs will give Lebron 40 FTA's. Won't matter. Golden State will just sleepwalk their way to 130 points a night on that Cleveland defense  :P
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Re: NBA 2018 Playoffs Thread
« Reply #2335 on: May 21, 2018, 08:29:10 PM »

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Re: NBA 2018 Playoffs Thread
« Reply #2336 on: May 21, 2018, 08:32:46 PM »

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Win this game and make a giant leap closer to the Finals!

What the hell are you doing, here? GET IN THE GAME THREAD, LOL ;D.

Re: NBA 2018 Playoffs Thread
« Reply #2337 on: May 21, 2018, 08:52:37 PM »

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Win this game and make a giant leap closer to the Finals!

What the hell are you doing, here? GET IN THE GAME THREAD, LOL ;D.

Not till a win and confirmation that I'm not a jinx.   :)
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Re: NBA 2018 Playoffs Thread
« Reply #2338 on: May 21, 2018, 09:03:45 PM »

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Win this game and make a giant leap closer to the Finals!

What the hell are you doing, here? GET IN THE GAME THREAD, LOL ;D.

Not till a win and confirmation that I'm not a jinx.   :)

Wait were you in the game thread for Game 3?
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Re: NBA 2018 Playoffs Thread
« Reply #2339 on: May 21, 2018, 09:04:34 PM »

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Win this game and make a giant leap closer to the Finals!

What the hell are you doing, here? GET IN THE GAME THREAD, LOL ;D.

Not till a win and confirmation that I'm not a jinx.   :)

Wait were you in the game thread for Game 3?

Nope, waiting for a dub.  I'm sacrificing for you, phantom.
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