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Everyone watched the home opener

The NBA just announced:

TNT's exclusive doubleheader coverage of opening night of the 2010-11 NBA season delivered record-setting ratings and audience for the network, averaging a 3.5 US rating, 5,493,000 total viewers and 4,025,000 households. The opening game, featuring the Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics, earned a 4.6 US rating and delivered 7,433,000 total viewers and 5,339,000 households, making it the most watched regular season NBA game on cable of all-time (topping the Chicago Bulls vs. LA Lakers on Feb. 2, 1996). 

That Bulls game was their 18th straight win in their 72 win season.  So more people wanted to watch this game than that. 

And think about how many people watched this thing in bars in each city.  I can't wait to see what the Eastern Conference Finals ratings will be like.

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  • tim

    players can say what they want but the new tech rule is awsome finally i can watch a game without superstars being able to bitch at the refs, it changes how the nba game is played and emphasis basketball instead of superstars even with paul pierce u could see a few of his fake give me the calls moves and the refs didn’t react paul pierce usually would argue the call with the ref but instead he just kept playing like he should the nba should keep this rule and enforce it bc it makes the game better to watch as well as playing

  • Danno

    I don’t think anyone should assume the Heat will even make the ECF.