via press release:
MIAMI HEAT NBA PLAYOFFS GAME 2 SETS ALL-TIME RATINGS RECORD ON FOX’S SUN SPORTS
Number One Rated Program Tuesday in South Florida in All Demos
(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) – Sun Sports, the exclusive regional television home of the Miami HEAT, announced last night’s game 2 broadcast between the HEAT and Milwaukee Bucks set a new, all-time ratings record on the network registering a 15.6 household rating average (HH RTG) in the South Florida DMA. The game, which peaked at a 19.0 HH RTG and finished as the number one rated program for the day in all demos, eclipsed the previous all-time ratings record of a 12.2 HH RTG set earlier this year when the HEAT beat the Boston Celtics on March 18.
Game 1 aired on Sunday night as a side-by-side broadcast versus TNT, and Sun Sports secured another ratings victory over the competition with a 9.52 HH RTG edging out TNT’s 9.36 HH RTG. Through two playoff games, Sun Sports is averaging a 12.4 HH RTG, which is on top of a 7.1 HH regular season average that was a network and team best.
Beyond the first round, Sun Sports will air an extended HEAT Live post-game show on the network upon conclusion of every game throughout the 2013 NBA Playoffs, not including ABC exclusives. All season long, Sun Sports has been HEAT fans’ go-to network for nonstop Miami HEAT action, and fans are encouraged to switch over to Sun Sports immediately following every playoff game for live interviews and analysis.
Remaining first round playoff schedule:
Game 3 – Thursday, April 25, Miami at Milwaukee, 7 p.m., Sun Sports, TNT
Game 4 – Sunday, April 28, Miami at Milwaukee, 3:30 p.m., ABC
Game 5* – Tuesday, April 30, Milwaukee at Miami, Sun Sports, TBD
Game 6*– Thursday, May 2, Miami at Milwaukee, Sun Sports, TBD
Game 7* – Saturday, May 4, Milwaukee at Miami, Sun Sports, TBD