View Full Version : Lakers-Celtics Draws Big Ratings for TNT

02-06-2009, 10:47 PM
Per Associated Press

The NBA finals rematch between Boston and the Los Angeles Lakers drew the highest rating on TNT since a 1996 game featuring Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson during the height of the Chicago Bullsí dynasty.

The Lakersí 110-109 overtime victory on Thursday night delivered a 2.7 U.S. rating and was watched by more than 4.3 million viewers. It was the first meeting between the rivals in Boston since the Celtics beat the Lakers in Game 6 of last yearís finals for their 17th NBA championship.

It was the most-watched regular-season game on TNT since Feb. 2, 1996, when the eventual champion Bulls beat Johnsonís Lakers, 99-84.

The game also drew the most viewers for a game on cable since Christmas 2004, when ESPN televised the first game between Indiana and Detroit since the brawl between Pacers players and Pistons fans earlier that season.

TNT is up 23 percent in total viewers from the same point last season.
I thought this was pretty cool

02-06-2009, 10:59 PM
im not surprised, these make moeny for any network theyre on,

02-06-2009, 11:00 PM
Thanks for the post I was wondering about the numbers, oh and just another regular season game-not quite.

02-06-2009, 11:00 PM
That is pretty cool. Not surprising. The Lakers and Celtics are what makes the NBA go. When they were both struggling a few years ago, the NBA was at an all-time low.

02-06-2009, 11:01 PM
Not suprised, I watched it on all my 3 TV's......my room, living room and study room. Couldn't miss a minute of it. It felt like a championship game.

02-06-2009, 11:02 PM
^ haha

02-06-2009, 11:53 PM

02-07-2009, 02:25 AM
Per Associated Press

I thought this was pretty cool

Kinda surprising to me.

02-07-2009, 02:48 AM
This is not just good for 2 teams but for the NBA as a whole, great news. Im glad both teams put on a great performance, it should make ppl more interested in the NBA!

02-07-2009, 02:57 AM
Kinda surprising to me.

You're really surprised :confused:

02-07-2009, 03:30 AM
Good to hear a ton of people got to watch that victory. That means 4.3 million people watched old man Allen fall down at the end of the game, haha.

02-07-2009, 04:43 AM
Watch Lakers/Cavs top everything on Sunday

02-07-2009, 06:58 AM
Watch Lakers/Cavs top everything on Sunday

Not at all !!! Lol

02-07-2009, 10:48 AM
What about Utah :( theres no love on TNT about us?

02-07-2009, 12:47 PM
What about Utah :( theres no love on TNT about us?

Sure there is. The ratings dropped significantly as soon as the game switched over to the Mavs vs Jazz.

02-07-2009, 12:49 PM
That's not love :cry:

02-07-2009, 01:28 PM
I'll be watching tomorrow's game
hopefully the Lakers can beat the Cavs

02-07-2009, 04:02 PM
Cool. But not a surprise. And agreed with MiamiHeat, its time for that home streak to end.