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  1. Lockout didn’t turn NBA fans away at all

    Feb 3, 2012, 1:15 PM EST

    Dallas Mavericks Victory Parade

    The conventional wisdom goes that casual NBA fans — and there are a lot of them — don’t really pay attention until Christmas (and not seriously until after the Super Bowl). Based on results so far in this lockout-shortened season, that seems about right. The NBA wiped out everything before Christmas and the league’s attendance…

  2. What lockout? Ratings, attendance up early for NBA

    Jan 2, 2012, 12:40 PM EST

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    Apparently you do not hold a grudge. It’s early and the schedule was front loaded with some compelling matchups, but so far television ratings and attendance numbers are up around the NBA. Lockout? What lockout? The Los Angeles Times has the details. The five Christmas Day openers produced healthy ratings on TNT, ABC and ESPN,…

  3. Nation tunes in to see Heat fail, television ratings up

    Jun 13, 2011, 2:14 PM EST

    Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisl

    America loves some good schadenfreude. Miami Heat and LeBron James were on the brink of being knocked out and the nation wanted to watch, which is why the television ratings for Game 6 were the highest for a Game 6 in 11 years (the first of the Lakers three-pete titles with Shaq and Kobe). (Look,…

  4. NBA playoff television ratings keep on climbing

    May 13, 2011, 1:58 PM EST

    2010 NBA All-Star T-Mobile Rookie Challenge and Youth Jam

    This has been a good NBA playoffs for TNT. Well, except for watching Kenny Smith take a long walk to a dull but large video board. Aside that it’s been great. TNT’s ratings are up 25 percent on the 33 games it has broadcast so far, reports Tom Ziller at SBN. That follows a patter…

  5. You’re watching — big television ratings jump in playoffs

    May 2, 2011, 3:00 PM EST

    Carmelo Anthony

    Every time I get one of these stories, the stupidity of a long lockout hits me even harder. All the networks carrying first-round playoff games saw a huge bump in television ratings, as reported at the Washington Examiner (via Ball Don’t Lie). It got a hold of TNT’s rating numbers and… damn. This was the…

  6. NBA playoffs see record ratings

    Apr 19, 2011, 12:36 PM EST

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    Here is another reason that the momentum-killing lockout is going to be such a disaster. The opening weekend of the NBA playoffs got the highest first-weekend ratings ever on TNT, according to Sports Media Watch. That follows on the footsteps of regular season ratings that were the highest since the Jordan era. TNT averaged a…

  7. It’s not just the Heat, NBA television ratings up 30 percent

    Dec 22, 2010, 1:25 PM EST

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    Make no mistake, LeBron James and the Miami Heat are the hottest story still going in the NBA — the team’s games broadcast on TNT and ESPN have seen ratings increases of 69 percent compared to Heat games a year ago. But taken Miami out of the equation completely and ratings are still up 23…

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