via press release:
NBA Draft on ESPN Tied For Highest-Rated Since 2003
Up 13 Percent From 2012 Draft
The 2013 NBA Draft on ESPN delivered a 2.6 overnight, tied for the highest-rated since 2003, according to Nielsen. The Draft was up 13 percent compared to last year’s telecast, which posted a 2.3. The Draft peaked at a 3.3 rating from 8:30-8:45 p.m. ET.
The 2013 NBA Draft is tied with the 2007 event as the highest-rated since 2003 – the first year ESPN televised the event – which featured the historic Draft class of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh.
2013 NBA Draft on ESPN