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  1. NBA Draft draws highest rating in 15 years

    Jun 24, 2011, 8:25 PM EDT

    Irving stands with NBA Commissioner Stern after being selected by the Cavaliers as the first overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft in Newark

    Here’s an interesting bit from CNBC’s Darren Rovell: Nielsen: NBA Draft averages 3.2 million viewers, highest NBA draft rating in 15 years. Impressive given lack of stars. Even though the Heat weren’t involved in any way, the NBA continued to break previous ratings records. Just another sign that the NBA is heading into a lockout…

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

    Jun 13, 2011, 2:14 PM EDT

    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,…

  3. NBA finals draw biggest rating since Shaq/Kobe teams

    Jun 1, 2011, 2:12 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat - Game One

    It’s a glass half full or half empty kind of thing. The facts are that Game 1 of the NBA finals Tuesday — Miami’s 92-84 win over Dallas — drew a 10.7 rating nationally, the highest rating for a Game 1 since the 2004 NBA finals (the Pistons vs. the Lakers of Shaq, Kobe, Karl…

  4. All-Star Game draws best ratings since Jordan era

    Feb 21, 2011, 5:05 PM EDT

    2011 NBA All-Star Game - Performances And Celebrities

    It was more than just Rihanna and Drake (and Kanye). It certainly was more than Lenny Kravitz. It’s the game. The NBA is as hot as it has been since the Jordan era and that continued again Sunday — the All-Star Game from Staples Center had 9.1 million people tune in to watch, the highest…

  5. You’re watching: NBA television ratings continue to rise

    Feb 2, 2011, 1:25 PM EDT

    TNT Set

    Maybe it’s LeBron James and the Heat. Maybe it’s traditional powers like the Lakers and Celtics being in the mix. Maybe it’s young stars like Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin. Maybe it’s having the Knicks relavent again in New York. Whatever it is, there is a real buzz around the NBA this season, and the…

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

    Dec 22, 2010, 1:25 PM EDT

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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…

  7. Losses? Whatever. Record numbers watching Miami Heat games.

    Nov 11, 2010, 5:41 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Boston Celtics

    The Miami Heat taking on the Utah Jazz in November set a record for the most watched regular season Heat game in the history of the Sun Sports television network. Think about that for a second. November against the Jazz earned a 7.2 rating and that beat anything in the Shaquille O’Neal era. The title…

  8. Is the wine glass half full or half empty with WNBA finances?

    Aug 23, 2010, 12:35 PM EDT

    Television ratings are up. But the numbers are still small. Attendance is down. But sponsorship dollars are up.   Looking at the WNBA finances, it’s how you look at the glass of Chardonnay – half full or half empty.   The Sports Business Journal took a look at the league heading into the start of…

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