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Viewership for Game 1 of NBA Finals Drops to All-New Low

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The Oklahoma City Thunder team run through drills during practice, Monday, June 11, 2012, in Oklahoma City. Game 1 of the NBA finals basketball between the Miami Heat and Thunder is scheduled for Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

In a season that’s seen basketball viewership plummet, TV ratings for Game 1 of the NBA Finals have hit an all-time low.

Only 7.41 million people tuned in to watch the Los Angeles Lakers take on the Miami Heat, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

That number represents a 45 percent drop from last year’s Game 1 viewership, when the Golden State Warriors played the Toronto Raptors.

Previously, the record was held by 2007’s Game 3 match between the Spurs and Cavaliers, which brought in 8.06 million viewers, per the Reporter.

What do you attribute the low ratings to?