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.