via press release:
June 28, 2013
2013 NBA Draft: Second Most-Watched Ever on ESPN
The 2013 NBA Draft on ESPN averaged 2,999,000 viewers (P2+), making it the second most-watched Draft ever on ESPN, according to Nielsen. Viewership was up from 2,959,000 for last year’s telecast.
The NBA Draft delivered a 2.4 coverage rating, which is up nine percent from a 2.2 in 2012 and is tied for the second highest-rated Draft ever on ESPN.
The only NBA Draft telecast on ESPN with slightly more viewers was 2011 with 3,202,000.