NBA Draft Delivers Highest Ever Ratings on ESPN; Up Nineteen Percent from 2013

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June 27th, 2014

NBA Draft 2014

via press release:

Highest-Rated NBA Draft Ever on ESPN
Up 19 Percent from 2013
The 2014 NBA Draft on ESPN delivered a 3.1 overnight rating, the highest-rated NBA Draft ever on ESPN, according to Nielsen. The Draft was up 19 percent compared to last year’s telecast, which posted a 2.6 overnight rating. The Draft peaked at a 3.9 rating from both 8:15-8:30 and 8:30-8:45 p.m. ET.
The previous NBA Draft record on ESPN was a 2.7 overnight rating in 2003 – the first year ESPN televised the event – which featured the historic Draft class of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh.
2014 NBA Draft on ESPN
Top Markets Local Rating
Louisville 7.1
Oklahoma City 6.3
Memphis 5.4
Raleigh-Durham 5.2
Cleveland 5.1
Greensboro 5.0
Philadelphia 4.1
Miami-Ft. Lauderdale 4.1
Salt Lake City 4.1
San Antonio 4.0
 
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