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Jun 07 2008
By: Lakermania Uncharted Territory 2065 posts
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Finals Game 1 Rating up from Last Years Game 1

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NEW YORK, June 6 (AP) -- The Lakers-Celtics matchup gave the NBA finals' television ratings a big boost.

Game 1 on Thursday averaged an 8.7 rating on ABC, the network said Friday. That's up 38 percent from the 6.3 during last year's Cavaliers-Spurs series.

It's the highest Game 1 rating since Lakers-Pistons in 2004 drew a 9.8.

The rating is the percentage watching a program among homes with televisions.

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Jun 7, 2008
2 monkeys flinging poo could draw higher ratings than last years Game 1.
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Jun 7, 2008
Thursday night’s game averaged 13,384,000 viewers vs. 9,206,000 for Game 1 of Spurs-Cavs.
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Jun 7, 2008

BlueIce5249 wrote:
2 monkeys flinging poo could draw higher ratings than last years Game 1.

 

  True.  To be honest; I'm surprised they were even that high.
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Lakermania wrote:

BlueIce5249 wrote:
2 monkeys flinging poo could draw higher ratings than last years Game 1.

True. To be honest; I'm surprised they were even that high.

I'll be honest, I havent watched the NBA since like Game 2 of Boston vs. Cleveland. And if Cleveland was in it, I probably still wouldn't watch every game. Once summer starts I just find it hard to care about a sport I've been watching since November.
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Jun 7, 2008

Just wait until game 7.

 

Not really too surprising that ratings are up given two marquee teams from big market cities.

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Jun 7, 2008
hmmm........  I wonder if Rasheed Wallace being in constant foul trouble had anything to do with this.
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Jun 7, 2008
These finals are one of the best i've seen....Probably why its getting such good ratings and viewers...these two will have a rivalry for awhile....
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Jun 7, 2008

well it is the Lakers vs the Celtics   Hello can you say 1986 all over again. 

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Jun 8, 2008
well that was TOTALLY unexpected.....
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