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.
Lakermania wrote:True. To be honest; I'm surprised they were even that high.
2 monkeys flinging poo could draw higher ratings than last years Game 1.