Looks like the Lakers = ratings (like we had to tell you that…)

CBS: The doubleheader featuring title contenders Boston, Cleveland and the Los Angeles Lakers produced Turner’s most-watched opening night in its 26 years of airing the NBA.

TNT drew nearly 3.7 million viewers Tuesday for the Celtics’ 95-89 victory over the Cavaliers, followed by the Lakers’ 99-92 win over the Clippers. That was a 43 percent increase over the 2.6 million that watched last year’s opening-night doubleheader.

Overall, it was TNT’s most-watched doubleheader since Feb. 2, 1996, a night that was anchored by a Bulls-Lakers showdown.

TNT drew a 2.3 U.S. household rating for Tuesday’s coverage.

  • lakerfan4real4ever

    Not counting the fans in Europe like me,I woke up at 3:00 am to watch it LIVE…I wasn’t gonna miss the ceremony for nothing in the world…GO LAKERS!!

    • http://twitter.com/nugge7 Jaime Quintanilla

      You sir, are a true fan.