TNT has 7 percent rise in viewers from '14 conference finals

NEW YORK (AP) Cleveland's four-game sweep of Atlanta in the Eastern Conference finals averaged 6.8 million viewers on TNT, a 7 percent increase from last season's coverage.

The four games, along with the Inside the NBA studio show, were the two highest-rated programs on cable each night. Game 3 was the most-watched program on television - cable and broadcast.

The Cavs' 118-88 victory Tuesday night that ended the series was the most-viewed and highest-rated sports program on TV.

Turner Sports says Wednesday that the four games averaged a 4.2 rating.

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