View Full Version : Lakers-Celtics rocks Lakers-Magic Finals ratings

Boston Faithful
06-04-2010, 03:52 PM
Last night's Lakers-Celtics game got a 10.4 overnight rating, which is usually lower than the actual rating.

Last year's Magic-Lakers only got a 8.9.

Considering the nature of last night's game, Game 2 should be even higher.

Lakers + Celtics = everyone's watching.

Don't ask for a link, you can find it anywhere.

Imagine if LeBron signed with the Knicks and they faced Kobe and the Lakers in the Finals, the ratings would be astronomical.

Mod Edit: http://blogs.forbes.com/sportsmoney/2010/06/game-1-of-nba-finals-ratings-up-17-over-last-year/

06-04-2010, 03:53 PM

Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The opener of the Celtics-Lakers NBA Finals matched the teams' meeting two years ago for the highest preliminary rating for a Game 1 since 2004.

Los Angeles' 102-89 win Thursday night on ABC earned a 10.4 overnight rating, up 17 percent from the 8.9 for last year's Magic-Lakers series.

Ratings measure the percentage of all homes with televisions tuned into a program. Overnight ratings represent the country's largest markets.

06-04-2010, 03:57 PM
I don't know if a lot of people will be tuning into game 2 after the refs were blowing their whistle in every possession.

06-04-2010, 03:59 PM
Nah I'd still watch just for Pau, Kobe and Bynum

06-04-2010, 04:07 PM
That's a great rating, but I'm not surprised.