Celts-Lakers Game 7 A Big Hit In The Ratings
NEW YORK (AP) – Game 7 drew the highest preliminary rating for
an NBA finals game since 1998.
The Lakers' 83-79 win Thursday night on ABC earned an 18.2
overnight rating. That's the highest for an NBA game since Michael
Jordan won his last championship with the Bulls in Game 6 of the
1998 finals against the Jazz, which posted a 22.9.
The rating was 32 percent higher than the only other Game 7 of
the last 16 years. Pistons-Spurs in 2005 drew a 13.8.
Ratings represent the percentage of all homes with televisions
tuned into a program. Overnight ratings measure the country's
The game drew a 39.7 rating in Los Angeles and a 33.9 in Boston.
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