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LEBRON TURNS UP RATINGS HEAT

October 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Despite an avalanche of criticism of his decision to ditch the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat, LeBron James demonstrated on Tuesday that he still can draw a crowd. In fact, Tuesday night’s Miami Heat-Boston Celtics game turned out to be the most-watched regular season game in cable-TV history, attracting 7.4 million viewers and breaking […]

ABC SCORES DECISIVE RATINGS VICTORY WITH NBA

June 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

ABC’s hoop dreams came true last week as its coverage of Thursday’s seventh and deciding game of the NBA Finals, in which the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Boston Celtics, drew 28.2 million viewers — the most to watch a basketball game since the Chicago Bulls led by Michael Jordan defeated the Utah Jazz in […]

NBA FINALE DRAWS HIGHEST RATINGS SINCE 1998

June 18, 2010 by · 3 Comments 

On a night that NBC use to call Must-See-TV night when it dominated the ratings on Thursdays, there really was only one must-see telecast to watch — the seventh and deciding game of the NBA Finals in which the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Boston Celtics 83-79. The game averaged a whopping 18.2 rating and […]

NBA DOMINATES WEEK’S TV RATINGS

June 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The biggest stars on television last week were not actors but Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers and Paul Pierce of the Boston Celtics as the NBA finals dominated the ratings and gave ABC a rare overall win for the week in total audience and adults 18-49. The huge audience for the games also […]

“TALENT” RUNS RINGS AROUND HOOPS

June 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The NBA Finals may not have continued to dominate the ratings Tuesday night, if overnight ratings hold up. While Game 3 between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics averaged 11.53 million viewers according to the Nielsen overnight figures, the number was down 19 percent from the 14.20 million who tuned in to Game […]

JUNE MADNESS ARRIVES

June 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

There’s nothing like a basketball matchup between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers to lift TV ratings — and Thursday’s coverage on ABC did just that in spades. Game 1 of the NBA finals, played in Los Angeles, averaged 11.7 million viewers and won every half-hour in primetime between 9:00 p.m. and 11:00 […]