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HEAT’S VICTORY HEATS UP RATINGS

June 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

With the fifth and deciding game of the NBA finals on ABC, not only did the Miami Heat run hoops around the Oklahoma Thunder, but the network also did the same vis à vis its competition, averaging 12.91 million viewers in the overnight ratings, expected to rise to around 16 million when the final results […]

WHERE WERE ALL THE BELIEBERS?

June 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Not even the likes of Justin Bieber can boost NBC’s ratings. His one-hour special, Justin Bieber: All Around the World attracted just 3.3 million viewers Wednesday night, roughly half the number who tuned in to Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance in the same hour (8-9:00 p.m.). On Tuesday, the fourth-game victory of the […]

A BAD WEEK FOR LEBRON IS GREAT FOR ABC

June 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

ABC’s telecasts of the NBA finals between the Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat dominated the primetime ratings for the second week in a row among total viewers and those 18-49. Along with Monday’s The Bachelorette, the telecasts easily gave ABC the No. 1 spot on the Nielsen top ten list. But NBC’s talent shows, […]

BASKETBALL A SLAM-DUNK RATINGS WINNER

June 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The first week of the summer season arrived last week, but thanks to the NBA Finals and a couple of talent contests, it wasn’t all reruns dominating the Nielsen top ten list. Thursday’s Game 2 between the Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat attracted 15.5 million viewers and topped the list. Games 3 and 1 […]

RATINGS FOR NBA FINALS GAME 3 DOWN FROM 2010

June 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Game 3 of The NBA Finals, featuring the Miami Heat against the Dallas Mavericks, averaged an estimated 13.58 million viewers Sunday night, according to overnight Nielsens. (Preliminary ratings for live sports events can sometimes be substantially revised once final figures are reported.) Sunday’s result compares with the 15.72 million viewers who watched Game 3 of […]

NBA GAME SETS RATINGS RECORD

May 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

TNT’s telecast of Game 1 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals between the Miami Heat and the Chicago Bulls drew 11.1 million viewers, making it the most-watched basketball game on cable television in history. It broke a record set in 2003 when 10.8 million viewers watched Michael Jordan playing in his last All-Star Game. The […]

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 […]

ESPN TO AIR 14 NBA GAMES IN 3D

October 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

ESPN intends to broadcast eight regular-season NBA games and six playoff games in 3D, tipping off on December 17th with the Miami Heat-New York Knicks game from Madison Square Garden in New York. It will be the first NBA contest ever to be carried on cable TV, although ESPN has carried a handful of soccer, […]