Heat/Celtics Game 4 on ESPN Got a Higher Rating Than Game 3 of the World Series on Fox

ESPN’s PR team just excitedly released the ratings from Boston’s thrilling game four win over the Miami Heat: a 7.9 overnight, or the best ratings for an NBA playoff game ever on cable. According to the press release, the game hit a 10.7 rating during overtime. Boston won, 93-91 after D Wade’s three-pointer missed.

How big of an audience is that? Well game three of the World Series on Fox – played on Saturday night last October against college football – only generated a 6.6 rating. In case you’d forgotten, St. Louis won that one, 16-7, and Albert Pujols clubbed three home runs.

The only bummer here for the NBA is that should the WCF/ECF both go seven games, the series clinchers would be played on Friday and Saturday, respectively.

Because you want to see it first!

Like and follow The Big Lead today!

blog comments powered by Disqus