Finals ratings up 45% from ’07

    We knew this was coming. Crazy numbers increase…

    OC Register Blog: How much sexier is Lakers-Celtics than Spurs-Cavaliers?

    Approximately 45 percent.

    That was the massive ratings jump ABC enjoyed for Game 1 of the NBA Finals compared to a year ago. Thursday night’s game averaged 13,384,000 viewers vs. 9,206,000 for Game 1 of Spurs-Cavs. The broadcast averaged more homes and viewers than any other show Thursday night. It also was ABC’s highest-rated and most-viewed NBA Finals Game 1 since Lakers-Pistons in 2004.

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    • K0be08-09

      Lakers = People
      Kobe = People
      Boston = People
      KG= People
      Lakers Vs Boston= Alot Of People
      Game 7 = The whole world
      Thats why Stern is going to make it game 7

      People= $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    • phaman

      i really dont know how they get the actual ratings on how many people watch these games…i mean is there a machine that tallys up the number of TV sets are on a certain channel?…that weirds me out a lil bit…

    • NBAchamps2008

      realgm.com says it’s only up 38%.

    • http://www.deluxpro.com LakersPartyJune8th

      I believe it. The tickets prices are jumping higher and higher every game.

      If you need tickets for games 3, 4, or 5 please write me. You will get a Lakers Nation discount.

    • http://deleted Mr. Juan / Your Warlock

      As in all things politics, just throw it out there enough, and people will just eat it up…. Simple as that.