< and > Trump mocked the basketball team on Twitter while touting a Breitbart News report that said television viewership for this season's NBA finals was down 66% compared to the year before. • The 2017-18 NBA G League Regular Season on NBA TV and ESPNU was up 5% in viewership versus the 2016-17 Regular Season on NBA TV and ESPNU. Dallas' 86 percent increases in viewership and ratings from last season to this season on. The ongoing NBA season seemed to offer fans a number of intriguing subplots after an eventful offseason that reshuffled rosters, but so far it hasn't translated into more interest. The NFL saw ratings for its annual Kickoff Game fall Thursday night, though viewership for sports overall was up compared to 2019. LAK: The currency abbreviation or currency symbol for the Lao kip (LAK), the currency of Laos. 1 percent from last year and a whopping 32 percent from 2018, a game which featured LeBron and the Lakers versus the not-yet-depleted Warriors. WNBA: Canadian viewership reaches record heights during opening weekend of 2021 season. James says Trump no loss to NBA viewership: James says basketball can do without Trump. The 2019 NBA Finals had 27% fewer viewers this year, compared to last year (17. the comparable number of games during the 2019-20 season on the platform. 68 million in 2020. Last year was the first time that TNT's opening night doubleheader did not feature a LeBron James-led team playing, which sank that night's viewership by 42% compared to the prior year. In 2015, MacNab was promoted to NBA Canada's Senior Director of Global Marketing Partnerships, leading new business, strategy and relationship management for the league's marketing partners in. 28 million viewers on TNT and ESPN — up 3% from last year (2. Nearly 10 million viewers have tuned in to NBC Sports Group's Premier League coverage since Aug. Perhaps most significant are the demographics that have watched more baseball this year. 06 million for Game 3 of the 2007 NBA Finals. 53 million viewers on TNT, per John Ourand of Sports Business Journal — up 1% from Blazers-Nuggets on the comparable night two years ago (3. In 1993, 22. Posted: March 10 2021. 28 million viewers on TNT and ESPN — up 3% from last year (2. With record-low viewership, and company's like Coca-Cola significantly reducing overall. • The 2017-18 NBA G League Regular Season on NBA TV and ESPNU was up 5% in viewership versus the 2016-17 Regular Season on NBA TV and ESPNU. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, the 168 regular-season NBA games on ABC, ESPN and TNT in 2020-21 averaged 1. 395 million viewers as the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers faced off again, the Daily Caller reported. 0 million total viewers, making it the lowest-rated NBA Finals contest since 2007. As the NBA continues to struggle to attract the sort of viewership it had last year, the UFC is seeing the opposite happen. The Warriors posted a 12-43 record in the first half of the season. Research has shown that NBA fans skew young, as the youngest fan base of the four major North American sports leagues, and that the fandom of NBA teams can be highly volatile. NBA viewership is down 18% vs. rating for its seven games. (AP) — In the first season of a massive new $24 billion television contract, the NBA saw its combined domestic ratings for all networks. 22 million viewers on TNT, marking the largest audience of the second round thus far (through Monday). Ratings for the NBA All-Star game Sunday night, which included a dunk contest, was down 24% from last year. 1 million viewers for an increase of 31% vs. 32 million viewers, down 25% compared to the last pre-pandemic campaign two years earlier. 5 rating in the 18-49 demographic. NBA News Update: Game 2 between LA Lakers and Denver Nuggets was the least-watched conference finals game since 2003. However, that was actually off 18 percent over last year's comparable game. 2020-21 NBA Coach’s Challenge Reviews May 24, 2021 The Coach’s Challenge allows a head coach to trigger one instant replay review per game of a (1) called foul, (2) called out-of-bounds violation or (3) called goaltending or basket interference violation. NBA All-Star Game viewership falls 18% to 5. 2020 NBA Playoffs Averaging 1. Of the two NBA media partners, ESPN is showing the greatest year-over-year increases. NBA viewership for nationally televised broadcasts on TNT, ESPN and ABC through the Martin Luther King Jr. May 21, 2020 · 9. TNT’s coverage is averaging 1. Jordan retired in 1998 and viewership fell dramatically the next year and has never come close to returning to its former heights, even more than two decades later. 'Even worse than last year'…. Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night drew in an audience of 5. 1 spot in both adults 18-49 (2. The NBA seems to be embracing the use of social media and using it to gain exposure to the demographic of people who would not or cannot watch many games. With a 30-second TV commercial priced at over $4 million, some advertisers may debate whether these ads are worth the cost. For context, last year's NBA Finals Game 6 between the Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors delivered 18. 16M), and the highest in three years (2017: 3. NBA viewership is up this season, although. NBA News Update: Game 2 between LA Lakers and Denver Nuggets was the least-watched conference finals game since 2003. 3) and most-watched (35. 395 million viewers as the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers faced off again, the Daily Caller reported. 6 million viewers on CBS and peaked with 13 million as Phil Mickelson closed in on his win. 22 million viewers on TNT, marking the largest audience of the second round thus far (through Monday). The NBA didn’t have the largest percentage drop among the major sports leagues who have all experienced drops in viewership this year that are anecdotally attributed to the pandemic, social. Feb 23, 2019 · TNT’s broadcast of the “NBA All-Star Game” Sunday night scored the week’s no. Ratings and viewership fell 22% from the comparable window in the “bubble” last year, but that was a Laker game on ABC (2. According to Nielsen, the Mavericks enjoyed the highest regional TV ratings surge in the NBA this season. The audience of the 2020 NBA playoffs is made up of 45% white viewers and 55% non-white viewers. The NBA's national television ratings are down double-digits compared to this time last year. NBA sees promising numbers in first year of new TV deal. The Lakers vs. The NBA ratings are worse than we thought last month when we found out they were worse than we thought. 02 million adults 18-49 on TNT. 4 million viewers across ESPN, ABC, and TNT, down 13% from last year's disastrous COVID-interrupted, bubble season. Updates here. Overall, the viewership across CBS and TBS for the regional semifinals was also up 12. 29 million viewers. Through two nights, the NBA season is averaging 2. In the regular season alone, the NBA TV Ratings had dropped by 12% from last year. 2020 NBA Playoffs Averaging 1. NEW YORK – NBA viewership across TNT, ESPN and ABC through MLK Day (27 games) is up 34% vs. tv/ "This ratings tumble is nothing new, granted," the report said. The ratings for the season are off to rough start compared to last season's down year. Last year, the prime-time NBA game between the Lakers and Clippers averaged just under 7 million views, the Daily. Media Circus: TV ratings experts break down NBA's viewership numbers. National television viewership for NBA games has nosedived 12 percent since the end of the season compared to 2018-19, according to a report from Sports Business Daily. NBA sees promising numbers in first year of new TV deal. NBA Christmas Viewership Falls vs. The Lakers vs. That's up 56% over 2019. NBA Finals sees viewership drop by 45%. Preemptions due to TNT's coverage of the NBA Playoffs continue to plague AEW Dynamite's ratings. Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night drew in an audience of 5. The Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics Conference finals registered record-lows for. Racial breakdown in the NBA. The NBA has reported viewership increases from last season on NBA League Pass (46%), minutes viewed on League Pass (18%) and engagement on the league's social media platforms (201%). This is a list of television ratings for NBA Finals in the United States, based on Nielsen viewing. 85 million through 8 games in 2019 (in mid-April). The NBA PR team released Nielsen ratings for this season compared to the opening stretch of last year's games and things are looking up. NBA ratings for the first round of the playoffs on ESPN, ABC, and TNT were up 46 percent over last year's bubble-bound first round and a 3 percent rise over 2019, the last full season before the. 02 million adults 18-49 on TNT. Year-to-date, "Home Town Takeover" ranked as the #1 new unscripted cable series with P25-54, W25-54 and P2+. The June 4th Friday Night edition of Dynamite did 462,000 viewers on TNT, according to Nielsen via PWTorch. 17, leading to a 67 percent daily viewership increase for NBCSN, marking the largest cable sports network growth over that span. The marquee primetime game, Mavs-Lakers, was down 20. 83 million, according to The Athletic. Also +49% from 2020. NEW YORK – NBA viewership across TNT, ESPN and ABC through MLK Day (27 games) is up 34% vs. In steering his squad to a 103-101 victory on the first night back, LeBron James helped serve up the eighth most-watched, highest-rated NBA game of the. Viewership actually declined 18% from the comparable game in the "bubble," with the caveat that last year's game was a first round. The TV ratings for the NBA continue to be in the gutter with the regular season nearing a close. Jordan retired in 1998 and viewership fell dramatically the next year and has never come close to returning to its former heights, even more than two decades later. The Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics Conference finals registered record-lows for. 9 million viewers were the fewest for an NBA Finals game ever (at least since 1984 when they started tracking Finals numbers). households will watch the game on TV. The graphic below displays television viewership in millions for each sport (to 1970 or as close as the data permits) while smoothing out year-to-year volatility in order to highlight long-run trends. 2 million people were watching TV on the first five nights of the NBA finals this year, a 9% decline from the same games in 2019. Last year during the NFL season, this column checked in every couple of weeks with Anthony. On cable, it's only. ) CNN Ratings IMPLODE 60 PERCENT as Woke NBA Sees Lowest Viewership EVER!!! So 60% of the Real World has Blackballed The NBA and CNN. 5 million viewers on television, a big number at a time when television audiences are increasingly splintered. 83 million, according to The Athletic. Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night drew in an audience of 5. NBA on TNT viewership is down 22%, while NBA on ESPN is down 19%, according to Sports Business Journal. ICYMI in SBJ Media: The #NBA has averaged 1. NBA Viewership is More Troubling Than We Thought. The real game-changer came in 2015, when the NBA agreed a five-year partnership worth a reported US$500 million (HK$3. Viewership actually declined 18% from the comparable game in the “bubble,” with the caveat that last year’s game was a first round. 01 million viewers. 7 million viewers, up +16% from last year, gave the network's primetime Christmas lineup a boost. This ratings tumble is nothing new, granted. 6% from last season's first round, while the NHL's first-round prime-time audience. 535 million viewers for the New York Yankees' 10-9 victory. Jun 20, 2016 · The 2016 NBA Finals on ABC, in which the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors 4-3 in a rematch from last year, was the most-watched NBA Finals since 1998. 80M 2018: TNT, TBS: Team LeBron 148, Team Stephen 145: 4. The NBA Finals faced unprecedented sports competition. Similar to NFL, the lack of television stations led to NBC taking over the rights. Oct 17, 2020 · While both leagues suffered season declines in TV viewership most of the season, the NBA Finals suffered a 49 percent drop year over year while the WNBA had a 15 percent increase. 4 million viewers. NBA gets positive news from early play-in TV ratings. The NBA is also developing the NBA Center, a 130,000-square-foot structure that is part of a $1. 943 million viewers across TNT and TBS, per ShowBuzz Daily. Thread starter JohnnyBeeDawg; Start date Dec 3, 2019; JohnnyBeeDawg Circle of Honor. The NBA's national television ratings are down double-digits compared to this time last year. That compares to a 46%/54% respective mix for last year’s NBA playoffs. Clippers-Lakers nail-biter, which averaged 3. According to Outkick, ratings across the NBA’s networks have tumbled over last year when all analysts blamed the coronavirus for the fall in the ratings. 83 million, according to The. 3 million viewers across TNT and TBS (simulcast), up 8% over last year. That is a 30 percent decline. Oct 7, 2002 32,746. While the Warriors' struggles so far in the NBA Finals are creating headaches for their fans, the tough matchup against LeBron James and the. last year's comparable MLK Day coverage, according to Nielsen. Those first three international 1st Team All-NBA duos from 2005, 2006 and 2007 were made up of the same two players each time, Steve Nash (Canada) and Dirk Nowitzki (Germany), who were battling. Still, the league has been facing declining viewership over recent years. Viewership on NBA League Pass, the league's live game subscription package, on MLK Day was up 46% vs. NBA or Team USA eye return to China this year, says Silver. The past two NBA finals each have fallen one over the other, with last year's down 51 percent to an all-time low for the championships. right and centre by the NBA. 1 rating and 2. 9 million in 1998 for. Viewership this year was about half of what it was eleven years ago. The 1998 series is also the highest rated NBA Finals on average, with an 18. The league has suffered. The first round of the 2021 NFL draft drew 12. NBA Playoffs averaging 2. NBA Ratings Jump to 5-Year High Entering All-Star Weekend Combined viewership on TNT, ABC, ESPN and NBA TV soars double digits from last season Tony Maglio | February 16, 2018 @ 8:27 AM. That huge viewership brings with it. 01 million viewers. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) According to John Ourand, the final round of the event averaged about 6. 46 million viewers and a 0. An average of 1. Media Circus: TV ratings experts break down NBA's viewership numbers. 95 million viewers, and the final numbers for this season are expected to be even worse. As the NBA continues to struggle to attract the sort of viewership it had last year, the UFC is seeing the opposite happen. The team said on Thursday that they would be playing the remainder of their games -- not on a court, but in the NBA 2K virtual league. The Lakers game was the lowest watched opener in 5 years. Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (1) celebrate after the Lakers defeated the Miami Heat 103-88. the comparable number of games during the 2019-20 season on the platform. 56% of the Canadian population (20. "The past two NBA finals each have fallen one over the other, with last year's down 51% to an all-time low for the championships. The second-lowest was Game 2 of these 2020 NBA Finals. TRUTH LIVES on at https://sgtreport. When kids talk about Tyler "Ninja" Blevins and his gaming streams on Twitch, they speak of him as if he were LeBron James or Tom Brady. NBA TV ratings were the talk of the league's restart at Walt Disney World in Orlando last season. rating for its seven games. A new study finds that the benefits from the Super Bowl ads actually persist well into the year with increased sales during. 22, games were averaging 1. Now, that doesn’t mean the NBA is currently going completely unwatched or the league is going out of business. 4 million total viewers, more than doubling the network's average viewership for a regular season telecast. Wednesday, ESPN put an AP story on its homepage, bragging that its favorite league, the NBA, is up 95% in viewership year over year. NEW YORK - NBA viewership across TNT, ESPN and ABC through MLK Day (27 games) is up 34% vs. The biggest reason for. The average viewership is down to 2. Major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada - Wikipedia has a chart that shows (by league, including MLS soccer) the ratings/viewers - and the US TV revenue that looks something like this (I don't guarantee that the spacing w. Game 6 of the 1998 Bulls-Jazz series ranks as the highest rated (22. That is up slightly from 2. 94 million viewers (down 18% YOY vs 7. 380 million viewers,. That represents a 10% increase from last year's rating and was a tournament-high since 2018. The graphic below displays television viewership in millions for each sport (to 1970 or as close as the data permits) while smoothing out year-to-year volatility in order to highlight long-run trends. The NBA Finals faced unprecedented sports competition. 31 million, the opener of this year's NBC championship series is the worst a Game 1 has done since 2009, when the first game of the L. The real game-changer came in 2015, when the NBA agreed a five-year partnership worth a reported US$500 million (HK$3. 34 million a year ago. NBA who? NFL who? NCAA who? a reply to: panoz77 I dont know I saw a Georgia vs Auburn game on Saturday night and I had to do a double take as at first I thought this was an old game but it was live game and the stadium was packed. Breitbart News reported the ratings disaster includes a viewership drop on TNT of 40% and 20% on ESPN. 1 spot in both adults 18-49 (2. 6 hours ago · Sunday’s Suns-Nuggets NBA second round Game 4 averaged a 2. May 19, 2014 · The 2014 Super Bowl was watched by an estimated 111. Through two nights, the NBA season is averaging 2. Some fans were turned off from the politics of it all during what had been a trying 2020 calendar year around the United States due to the. 28 million viewers on TNT and ESPN — up 3% from last year (2. the comparable number of games during the 2019-20 season on the platform. The game averaged 5. Clippers pull out a game 7 win tonight. Still, the league has been facing declining viewership over recent years. 17, leading to a 67 percent daily viewership increase for NBCSN, marking the largest cable sports network growth over that span. They’ve continued to worsen, highlighted by last season’s double-digit Finals decline. 2 rating and 8. 8 million viewers. While the Warriors' struggles so far in the NBA Finals are creating headaches for their fans, the tough matchup against LeBron James and the. 68 million in 2020. Nationally, this year's viewership was up, too. 959 million viewers. The average viewership is down to 2. But ratings had dropped even before the NBA took a hiatus in March and have grown since the league resumed play. The NBA's national television ratings are down double-digits compared to this time last year. 2 million for opening week. 22, games were averaging 1. Across 76 telecasts on ABC, ESPN, TNT and NBA TV, this year's playoffs are averaging 3. 943 million viewers across TNT and TBS, per ShowBuzz Daily. 4 million viewers across ESPN, ABC, and TNT, down 13% from last year’s disastrous COVID-interrupted, bubble season. The rise of European NBA players like Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic and Nikola Jokic has led to significant viewership growth in major markets on the continent this season, league officials. Like the Stanley Cup Finals, NBA Finals tank with viewers in WNY. 1 year online subscription Comparison of television and gate demand in the National Basketball Association. In 2018-19, which brought an end to the four-year ratings stimulus effort that was the Warriors-Cavs rivalry, the three networks. Jun 11, 2021 · Ourand reported that Wednesday’s Nuggets-Suns NBA second-round Game 2 averaged 3. As the NBA continues to struggle to attract the sort of viewership it had last year, the UFC is seeing the opposite happen. The popular golf event happened on the same day as multiple NBA playoff games, and the numbers weren't close at all. Jun 11, 2021 · Ourand reported that Wednesday’s Nuggets-Suns NBA second-round Game 2 averaged 3. So far, the average viewership for the league's games is only 2. Those first three international 1st Team All-NBA duos from 2005, 2006 and 2007 were made up of the same two players each time, Steve Nash (Canada) and Dirk Nowitzki (Germany), who were battling. NFL Ratings Increase for Second Straight Year Football games see a 5% lift in viewership in 2019, as NBA ratings decline People at Bally's casino in Atlantic City watch the first NFL game of the. The previous low was 8. households will watch the game on TV. 6% from last season's first round, while the NHL's first-round prime-time audience. 2 rating and 8. 34 million viewers, while Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls drew 36. The Oklahoma City Thunder TV ratings are down 51% this year, according to Sports Business Daily and The Athletic. The Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat's Game 2 of the NBA Finals was watched by 4. 80M 2018: TNT, TBS: Team LeBron 148, Team Stephen 145: 4. Jun 12, 2021 · NBA ratings for the first round of the playoffs on ESPN, ABC, and TNT were up 46 percent over last year’s bubble-bound first round and a 3 percent rise over 2019, the last full season before the. Some fans were turned off from the politics of it all during what had been a trying 2020 calendar year around the United States due to the. In fact, according to industry sources, NBA viewership post-shutdown is up 8% versus the prior year, when compared with spring 2019 end-of-season games. The NBA's primetime Christmas showcase fell a good amount from 2019, but two other games were up year to year. Updates here. Jun 20, 2016 · The 2016 NBA Finals on ABC, in which the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors 4-3 in a rematch from last year, was the most-watched NBA Finals since 1998. The opening week games--including the Kia-sponsored Tip-Off--drew an average of 3. Sports events typically have drawn bigger crowds than anything else on television, but now even NBC’s “The Blacklist” is outdrawing the NBA. A year and a half ago, while the sports media gushed over the NBA, I pointed out that the league’s ratings were troubling. Mavericks game pulled in an average of 3. Reactions: George Hayduke, wayxpython, Deadlyputter and 5 others. This season was the most-watched NBA regular season ever in Canada, with viewership up 29% year-over-year across Sportsnet and TSN. Still, the league has been facing declining viewership over recent years. 06 million for Game 3 of the 2007 NBA Finals. percent of total… NS. ESPN and ABC combined to average 3,389,000 viewers for its first round NBA Playoffs. The NBA said its combined viewership across TNT, ESPN, and ABC for the 2020 openers was up 67% (3. NBA viewership is down 18% vs. 9 million viewers and peaked at 2. Oklahoma City's rating this year is 3. 875M TV Viewers Per Game Over First Week. Updated Feb 19, 2019, 10:29am EST. SMW also reported that Sunday's Clippers-Mavericks game on ABC was down 45 percent in rating and 47 percent in viewership compared to Clippers-Warriors last year. Wednesday's Nuggets-Suns NBA second round Game 2 averaged 3. That doesn’t happen with the NBA playoffs in. According to Nielsen numbers, NBA viewership (P2+) was down around 13% versus last season before the shutdown (prior to March 12). To match the viewership, activity on the NBA reddit fan community is also down 50% from the NBA finals last year. 22 was the most-watched regular-season game ever in Canada, with an average audience of 710,000 viewers on TSN. At the $100k+ salary range, only NASCAR is lower than the NBA for a total percentage of the viewership demographics. This season was the most-watched NBA regular season ever in Canada, with viewership up 29% year-over-year across Sportsnet and TSN. Global viewership on League Pass through Round 1 is up 21% over last year, 36% over 2019. This week, the most troubling stat yet was publicized. 3 million over four games. The Nielson-measured average total viewers for national telecasts of NBA games was up 8% from the 2016-17 season at 1. 2018-19 was a record breaking year for the NBA in Canada setting new marks in broadcast viewership, national partnerships and merchandise sales. The past two NBA finals each have fallen one over the other, with last year's down 51 percent to an all-time low for the championships. Posted: March 10 2021. NBA viewership is up this season, although. By Richard Deitsch Aug 24, 2020. Ourand reported that Wednesday's Nuggets-Suns NBA second-round Game 2 averaged 3. The NBA PR team released Nielsen ratings for this season compared to the opening stretch of last year's games and things are looking up. CFP- Last season was an all time ratings low for the NBA. 1 million viewers. The Oklahoma City Thunder TV ratings are down 51% this year, according to Sports Business Daily and The Athletic. An average of 1. The backdrop here was widespread national anthem protests in the bubble and teams boycotting games following the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Overall, this year's event was the lowest-rated NBA Finals since 2007 -- the San Antonio Spurs and Cleveland Cavaliers -- which averaged 9. The erosion is even more pronounced when you isolate the Big Four broadcasters. The Lakers vs. Through MLK Day, NBA League Pass has delivered strong regular season viewership with average minutes watched increasing 18% vs. On the flip side, Game 2 of the 2003 Spurs-Nets NBA Finals ranks as the lowest rated and least-watched on record with a 5. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, the 168 regular-season NBA games on ABC, ESPN and TNT in 2020-21 averaged 1. The Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics Conference finals registered record-lows for. 53 million viewers on TNT, per John Ourand of Sports Business Journal — up 1% from Blazers-Nuggets on the comparable night two years ago (3. The team said on Thursday that they would be playing the remainder of their games -- not on a court, but in the NBA 2K virtual league. The NBA, NHL and MLB all suffered double-digit domestic viewership declines this year as rescheduled seasons and events were squeezed into the second half of 2020. "The average viewership of the five games is down 16. Turns out NBA players aren't the only ones sitting out early-season games. 6% from last season's first round, while the NHL's first-round prime-time audience. NBA ratings are up 34 percent this year. 56% of the Canadian population (20. The average viewership is down to 2. NBC's American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. A year and a half ago, while the sports media gushed over the NBA, I pointed out that the league's ratings were troubling. According to a release from CBS and Turner Sports, the Sweet 16 had its best viewership in nearly 30 years. 95 million viewers, compared to 4. February 22, 2020 4:00 pm. As with nearly every other sporting event of this asterisk year+, TNT/TBS’ coverage of the NBA All-Star Game dropped to an all-time low, averaging 5. According to Nielsen numbers, NBA viewership (P2+) was down around 13% versus last season before the shutdown (prior to March 12). MNF, Week 6: 11. The erosion is even more pronounced when you isolate the Big Four broadcasters. 4 million viewers per game this year, down 13% headed into the final week of the season across ESPN, ABC and TNT compared to the COVID-interrupted 2019-2020 season + Orlando bubble (@AustinKarp). 3 million TV viewers per night. 09/11/20 AT 2:22 PM. 6 hours ago · Sunday’s Suns-Nuggets NBA second round Game 4 averaged a 2. May 21, 2020 · 9. the comparable number of games during the 2019-20 season (2. 53 million viewers and actually gained one percent over the 2019 season. The graphic below displays television viewership in millions for each sport (to 1970 or as close as the data permits) while smoothing out year-to-year volatility in order to highlight long-run trends. Sep 22, 2020 · NBA News Update: Game 2 between LA Lakers and Denver Nuggets was the least-watched conference finals game since 2003. 06 million viewers across ESPN/ABC and TNT, up 46% from last year's months. 0 million total viewers, making it the lowest-rated NBA Finals contest since 2007. Viewership this year was about half of what it was eleven years ago. 34 million a year ago. Social Media. 7 million viewers, up +16% from last year, gave the network's primetime Christmas lineup a boost. They're also bolstered by an NBA viewership with an average age of 42 and kids accounting for more than one in 10 viewers (11%). As pointed out by Sports Media Watch, ratings for eight of the 10 TNT games have declined this season and. Game 1 of the 2009 NBA Finals between the Lakers and Orlando Magic had 13. According to Sports Business Journal, NBA games broadcast on ESPN, ABC and TNT averaged only 1. NBC's game between the Kansas City Chiefs. markets that have franchises for both, when comparing the 2019 MLB season with the 2018-19 NBA season. NBA Viewership is More Troubling Than We Thought. 83 million, according to The Athletic. 943 million viewers across TNT and TBS, per ShowBuzz Daily. Heat matchup had the lowest finals game viewership since at least 1994 (when viewership began to be regularly recorded), and is the fourth straight year the NBA has seen a decline in game one total viewership. That compares to a 46%/54% respective mix for last year’s NBA playoffs. • The 2018 NBA G League Finals between the Austin Spurs and the Raptors 905 on ESPNU were up 82% in viewership versus last year's Finals. Breitbart News reported the ratings disaster includes a viewership drop on TNT of 40% and 20% on ESPN. Viewership actually declined 18% from the comparable game in the "bubble," with the caveat that last year's game was a first round. To put that number into perspective, that represents the eighth. The Christmas Day lineup netted a 10% increase in viewership, with the Dallas Mavericks and Lakers contest averaging 7. The Cleveland Cavaliers thrilling 93-89 win over the Golden State Warriors brought in 30. On the flip side, Game 2 of the 2003 Spurs-Nets NBA Finals ranks as the lowest rated and least-watched on record with a 5. NBA Finals sees viewership drop by 45%. Social Media. Last year during the NFL season, this column checked in every couple of weeks with Anthony. An average of 1. For the regular season, which ended earlier this month, Nielsen-measured average total …. 4 million viewers across ESPN, ABC, and TNT, down 13% from last year's disastrous COVID-interrupted, bubble season. NBA All-Star Game TV ratings (1990–present) Year Network Results Rating/Share Viewership 2019: TNT, TBS: Team LeBron 178, Team Giannis 164: 3. ESPN averaged 2. The first round of the 2021 NFL draft drew 12. 16M), and the highest in three years (2017: 3. Down 45% in total viewers from last year's NBA Finals, only 7 million tuned in to ABC's broadcast Wednesday night. NBA ratings are up 34 percent this year. NBA or Team USA eye return to China this year, says Silver. it was like a normal college game. Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (1) celebrate after the Lakers defeated the Miami Heat 103-88. 21M), up 5% from 2018 (2. While the Warriors' struggles so far in the NBA Finals are creating headaches for their fans, the tough matchup against LeBron James and the. 3 million viewers (a four-game-to-zero sweep by the Spurs). Posted by 5 minutes ago. 7 million viewers for ESPN's family of networks on Monday. 9 million viewers. 4 million viewers and a 1. That's not great! However, the game did win the key younger demos (18-34, 18-49. This marks a 17 percent decrease on the average viewership during the. Aug 25, 2020 2:35 PM. In 2015, MacNab was promoted to NBA Canada's Senior Director of Global Marketing Partnerships, leading new business, strategy and relationship management for the league's marketing partners in. Posted By: MDConservative, 10/1/2020 9:29:43 PM A trend of low ratings throughout the NBA postseason has now reached the NBA Finals. The Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics Conference finals registered record-lows for. Update 9:05 am on 9/22/20: Updated numbers released on Tuesday show the broadcast came up again to 6. 67 million viewers over 43 games, are up significantly from last year -- a 35% increase -- when the first round was played from the Orlando b. May 21, 2020 · 9. The NBA's national television ratings are down double-digits compared to this time last year. the comparable number of games during the 2019-20 season on the platform. Driving the news: In the two months since we were first made aware of the NBA's declining TV ratings , all kinds of theories have been posed to explain the dip. The team said on Thursday that they would be playing the remainder of their games -- not on a court, but in the NBA 2K virtual league. This is quite the spin-job, leaving the most important piece of context out. For Canadian viewership numbers, see the Viewership section of the 2019 NBA Finals. • The 2018 NBA G League Finals between the Austin Spurs and the Raptors 905 on ESPNU were up 82% in viewership versus last year's Finals. Clippers pull out a game 7 win tonight. Through MLK Day, NBA League Pass. That's a staggering 13% decline from last season when the numbers were already slipping in a huge way. NBA TV ratings were the talk of the league's restart at Walt Disney World in Orlando last season. In the regular season alone, the NBA TV Ratings had dropped by 12% from last year. 5 billion complex being built by a Chinese company near Beijing and set to open next year. Viewership actually declined 18% from the comparable game in the "bubble," with the caveat that last year's game was a first round Game 7 (Thunder-Rockets: 4. The NBA's Finals Game 5 saw another TV ratings bloodbath, with viewership down a staggering 70 percent from 2019. 2 rating and 8. While golf generally has fewer fans overall than the NBA, it actually crushed the NBA playoffs over the weekend when the two went head-to-head. Problem is, "engagement" isn't "viewership," and what plays well on social media doesn't necessarily make fans want to tune in to the games. 56% of the Canadian population (20. NBA viewership post-shutdown is up 8% versus the prior year. This even includes Los. • The 2017-18 NBA G League Regular Season on NBA TV and ESPNU was up 5% in viewership versus the 2016-17 Regular Season on NBA TV and ESPNU. 89M) NBA game on record. The Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics Conference finals registered record-lows for. The last time ABC took a hit on the NBA Finals was back in 2007, when the San Antonio Spurs swept LeBron and the Cavs 4-0 in front of a relatively crabbed national TV audience of 9. According to a release from CBS and Turner Sports, the Sweet 16 had its best viewership in nearly 30 years. The NBA All-Star Game on Sunday drew a record-low 5. The championship series was contested between Miami Heat, champions of the Eastern Conference, and the. The NBA had its most-watched first round of the playoffs in three years. 'Even worse than last year'…. 1 year online subscription Comparison of television and gate demand in the National Basketball Association. 22 million viewers on TNT, marking the largest audience of the second round thus far (through Monday). In steering his squad to a 103-101 victory on the first night back, LeBron James helped serve up the eighth most-watched, highest-rated NBA game of the. NBA Christmas Viewership Falls vs. Still, the league has been facing declining viewership over recent years. Which is even worse. 31 million, the opener of this year's NBC championship series is the worst a Game 1 has done since 2009, when the first game of the L. So far, the average viewership for the league's games is only 2. Here are the number of average viewers for the first three games of the. The Lakers game was the lowest watched opener in 5 years. 83 million, according to The Athletic. 2020 was also a bad year for sports all around. The previous low was 8. 31 million (the viewership in Canada was reported at 3. The Nielson-measured average total viewers for national telecasts of NBA games was up 8% from the 2016-17 season at 1. Preemptions due to TNT's coverage of the NBA Playoffs continue to plague AEW Dynamite's ratings. Viewership on digital. Through two nights, the NBA season is averaging 2. 34 million viewers, while Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls drew 36. The biggest growth potential, however, comes from soccer. 83 million, according to The. 4 million viewers across ESPN, ABC, and TNT, down 13% from last year’s disastrous COVID-interrupted, bubble season. Day tripleheader is up 34% over the comparable 27-game period from last season, an. Alabama's 52-24 rout of Ohio State in the College Football National Championship game drew 18. 9 million people watched the NBA All-Star game. In steering his squad to a 103-101 victory on the first night back, LeBron James helped serve up the eighth most-watched, highest-rated NBA game of the. 14 million viewers and even paled in comparison to the new runner-up for least-watched Finals, which averaged 9. The NBA didn't have the largest percentage drop among the major sports leagues who have all experienced drops in viewership this year that are anecdotally attributed to the pandemic, social. Cruz responded to Cuban and pinned the decline in viewership on the NBA's "concerted effort to (1) insult their fans & (2) turn every game into a left-wing political lecture," an apparent. For the 2020 NBA Finals, the ratings dropped to a historic low, with one of the games drawing only 5. NBA ratings are up 34 percent this year. Last year during the NFL season, this column checked in every couple of weeks with Anthony. 83 million, according to The Athletic. Last updated: 1 year ago. 06 million viewers across ESPN/ABC and TNT, up 46% from last year's months. Advertisement. 94 million viewers watched Sunday night's game. Jun 30, 2017 · They’re also bolstered by an NBA viewership with an average age of 42 and kids accounting for more than one in 10 viewers (11%). Game 6 drew, at its peak, 6. 69 million tuned in for the Los Angeles Chargers and New Orleans Saints clash. The average NBA seeding game on ESPN drew an audience (1. 5 million - a 67% collapse from Game 2 of the Finals last year between the Toronto Raptors and Golden State. 'Even worse than last year'…. Sunday's game, which ended in a 2-2 tie after Portugal scored a late goal, attracted a total of 24. NBA ratings for the first round of the playoffs on ESPN, ABC, and TNT were up 46 percent over last year’s bubble-bound first round and a 3 percent rise over 2019, the last full season before the. TNT's average viewership is down 40% since 2011-12. Last night, the Lakers' 106-93 defeat of the Heat was down 57% in TV ratings from the big finish of 2019's NBA finals, when the Toronto Raptors beat the Golden State Warriors. The Lakers vs. com Turner sports revealed that the viewership almost peaked at eight million viewers. Game 3 came in with a 1. However, that was actually off 18 percent over last year’s comparable game. Thread starter JohnnyBeeDawg; Start date Dec 3, 2019; JohnnyBeeDawg Circle of Honor. 0 million over six games. The Lakers game was the lowest watched opener in 5 years. In the latest TV ratings, ABC's coverage of the NBA Finals Game 5 delivered the series' largest audience yet — 5. Jun 12, 2021 · NBA ratings for the first round of the playoffs on ESPN, ABC, and TNT were up 46 percent over last year’s bubble-bound first round and a 3 percent rise over 2019, the last full season before the. 3 million viewers (a four-game-to-zero sweep by the Spurs). 31 million (the viewership in Canada was reported at 3. It was the second-most watched draft. Last night’s thrilling finish – with Team LeBron defeating Team Giannis, 157-155, peaked during the commercial-free fourth quarter with an. Nationally, this year's viewership was up, too. The 2019 NBA Finals had 27% fewer viewers this year, compared to last year (17. The average viewership is down to 2. the comparable number of games during the 2019-20 season (2. 08M) from the bubble in Orlando was off a. Whether it's Trump. So far, the average viewership for the league's games is only 2. In steering his squad to a 103-101 victory on the first night back, LeBron James helped serve up the eighth most-watched, highest-rated NBA game of the. After dipping last season, the NBA’s average television viewership rose to a four-year high in 2017-18. Potential reasons: On-court stuff: Load management has soured fans on the relative unimportance of the regular season (the NBA denies that it's an. This season was the most-watched NBA regular season ever in Canada, with viewership up 29% year-over-year across Sportsnet and TSN. The TV ratings are in for this year's NBA games that were played on Christmas Day, which includes Heat vs. As usual, the NBA coverage on ABC, which averaged 7. Viewership on NBA League Pass, the league's live game subscription package, on MLK Day was up 46% vs. The series averaged 20,166,000 viewers and an 11. Overnight ratings show game three viewership was off slightly from Friday's count, Deadline reports: ABC telecast of Game 3 of the NBA Finals (1. 06 million for Game 3 of the 2007 NBA Finals. However, that was actually off 18 percent over last year's comparable game. According to Variety, the NBA’s average television viewership rose to a four-year high in 2017-2018. The NBA opened the 2020-21 season to a strong start after enjoying the most-watched opening week since 2012, with combined viewership up 67% compared to last year. 94 million viewers (down 18% YOY vs 7. Viewership actually declined 18% from the comparable game in the “bubble,” with the caveat that last year’s game was a first round. The marquee primetime game, Mavs-Lakers, was down 20. Also +49% from 2020. NBA Christmas Viewership Falls vs. [Academic] Short survey about NBA viewership during the last year and the absence of fans in the stands (anyone who watched an NBA game over the last year) Close. A year and a half ago, while the sports media gushed over the NBA, I pointed out that the league’s ratings were troubling. Global viewership on League Pass through Round 1 is up 21% over last year, 36% over 2019. last year's comparable MLK Day coverage, according to Nielsen. The Lakers vs. Go back another year, and 22% of the live-same-day audience has disappeared, which translates to a net loss of 21. By October of that year, NFL viewership was down by 11%. This is quite the spin-job, leaving the most important piece of context out. "Basketball ratings are WAY down, and. However, that was actually off 18 percent over last year’s comparable game. NBA eyes viewership rebound as crowd energy returns 6. Last modified on Mon 26 Apr 2021 14. 5 million, which is a 51% decline from the previous year. NBA players are very upset with President Trump for pointing out that NBA ratings are down and tying it to the NBA's turn toward politics. 4 in the 18-49 demo (-23%) and a 3. NBA ratings crash…. The average NBA seeding game on ESPN drew an audience (1. Mavericks game pulled in an average of 3. Last year, the prime-time NBA game between the Lakers and Clippers averaged just under 7 million views, the Daily. Despite the NBA Playoffs being in full swing and all the games having actual, genuine meaning, TV ratings for the first round were down 27 percent year over year. 'Even worse than last year'…. The NBA’s TV ratings have continued their long decline, with the most recent numbers even worse than the historic lows the league suffered during the pandemic-stricken 2020 season. Update 10:36 a. The first round of the 2021 NFL draft drew 12. 4 million viewers across ESPN, ABC, and TNT, down 13% from last year's disastrous COVID-interrupted, bubble season. Posted by 5 minutes ago. That's not great! However, the game did win the key younger demos (18-34, 18-49. ESPN averaged 2. That doesn’t happen with the NBA playoffs in. NBC's game between the Kansas City Chiefs. Overall, this year's event was the lowest-rated NBA Finals since 2007 -- the San Antonio Spurs and Cleveland Cavaliers -- which averaged 9. NBA on TNT viewership is down 22%, while NBA on ESPN is down 19%, according to Sports Business Journal. The past two NBA finals each have fallen one over the other, with last year's down 51 percent to an all-time low for the championships. Ratings and viewership fell 22% from the comparable window in the “bubble” last year, but that was a Laker game on ABC (2. They’ve continued to worsen, highlighted by last season’s double-digit Finals decline. NBA All-Star Game viewership falls 18% to 5. The 2021 season saw a 325 percent increase in average viewership, setting up for what's likely to be a ground breaking year for the league in the country. 84 million viewers, up 18 percent versus the 1. Wednesday’s Nuggets-Suns NBA second round Game 2 averaged 3. Sunday's game, which ended in a 2-2 tie after Portugal scored a late goal, attracted a total of 24. The NBA's television doldrums so far this season are happening at the local level, too, where regional sports network ratings from 28 U. 2 million viewers, down 5 percent from the previous season. TNT’s coverage is averaging 1. 08M) from the bubble in Orlando was off a. 2 million for opening week. With Viewership and Revenue Booming, Esports Set to Compete with Traditional Sports. The average viewership is down to 2. 85 million through 8 games in 2019 (in mid-April). That's up 56% over 2019. The Toronto Raptors' win over the San Antonio Spurs on Friday, Feb. Now, that doesn’t mean the NBA is currently going completely unwatched or the league is going out of business. NBA Nielsen TV ratings are down about 11 percent since last season Former commissioner David Stern, who died at 77 on New Year's Day, helped build the league into a Nielsen ratings powerhouse in. 5 million viewers on television, a big number at a time when television audiences are increasingly splintered. 2 million viewers per game) while ESPN’s offerings. The NBA's television doldrums so far this season are happening at the local level, too, where regional sports network ratings from 28 U. That is from Daniel Frank, here are a few of his hypotheses: Sports are very social. The Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics Conference finals registered record-lows for. 800 million people in China watched NBA programming on TV, digital media or smartphones last year, which is nearly 2. The WNBA was up against every major sport this year, including playoffs for the NBA. NEW YORK – NBA viewership across TNT, ESPN and ABC through MLK Day (27 games) is up 34% vs. Last year, the prime-time NBA game between the Lakers and Clippers averaged just under 7 million views, the Daily. 3 percent from two years ago. percent of total… NS. To match the viewership, activity on the NBA reddit fan community is also down 50% from the NBA finals last year. 49 million. The biggest growth potential, however, comes from soccer. 9 million viewers. It could also lead to a huge media contract for the Association. 2 million viewers, down 5 percent from the previous season. Problem is, "engagement" isn't "viewership," and what plays well on social media doesn't necessarily make fans want to tune in to the games. The NBA is also developing the NBA Center, a 130,000-square-foot structure that is part of a $1. May 19, 2014 · The 2014 Super Bowl was watched by an estimated 111. 6 hours ago · Sunday’s Suns-Nuggets NBA second round Game 4 averaged a 2. Fewer people are watching NBA games on TV. The real game-changer came in 2015, when the NBA agreed a five-year partnership worth a reported US$500 million (HK$3. • The 2018 NBA G League Finals between the Austin Spurs and the Raptors 905 on ESPNU were up 82% in viewership versus last year's Finals. 028 million viewers. The past two NBA finals each have fallen one over the other, with last year’s down 51 percent to an all-time low for the championships. audience for last year’s finals opener between the Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors. 7 million viewers, up +16% from last year, gave the network's primetime Christmas lineup a boost. Updated Feb 19, 2019, 10:29am EST. MacNab assumed the role in August 2019 following a record-setting year for NBA viewership, marketing partnerships and merchandise sales in Canada. NBC's American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. 0 million total viewers, making it the lowest-rated NBA Finals contest since 2007. Despite the popularity of streaming platforms and the NBA League Pass that allows. To match the viewership, activity on the NBA reddit fan community is also down 50% from the NBA finals last year. They analyze the 26-year-old's every move in the battle royale game "Fortnite. Major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada - Wikipedia has a chart that shows (by league, including MLS soccer) the ratings/viewers - and the US TV revenue that looks something like this (I don't guarantee that the spacing w. 395 million viewers as the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers faced off again, the Daily Caller reported. That is up slightly from 2. 2 million viewers per game) while ESPN’s offerings. 06 million for Game 3 of the 2007 NBA Finals. Nearing the end of their worst regular season in 23. It’s true that this year, some of the LA-Denver games went up against the NFL. 0 million average viewers vs. 4 million viewers across ESPN, ABC, and TNT, down 13% from last year’s disastrous COVID-interrupted, bubble season. The NBA had what may have been its game of the year Wednesday when the Los Angeles Lakers rode a desperation heave from LeBron James to beat the Golden State Warriors 103-100 in the 7-8 play-in. That represents a 10% increase from last year's rating and was a tournament-high since 2018. Feb 23, 2019 · TNT’s broadcast of the “NBA All-Star Game” Sunday night scored the week’s no. 4 in the 18-49 demo (-23%) and a 3. That is down 12. The championship series was contested between Miami Heat, champions of the Eastern Conference, and the. LA-Dallas also failed to outdraw. The NBA’s peak years for TV viewership were from 1987 to 1998, when Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and Michael Jordan were running the court. NBA TV ratings have increased during the 2020-21 season compared to last year. Conference finals were down 35%, while the first round was 27% down.