NBA Draft on ESPN Tied For Highest-Rated Since 2003


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 rating, 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

Top markets Rating
1.Louisville 6.9
2.Memphis 5.6
3.Cleveland 5.0
4.Indianapolis 4.7
5.Oklahoma City 4.3
6.Raleigh-Durham 4.2
7.Detroit 3.9
8.Charlotte 3.7
9.Washington, D.C. 3.6
10.Kansas City 3.5



Ben Cafardo

I lead communications strategy and execution for ESPN’s NBA, MLB, FIBA and Little League World Series properties. I’m also a proud consumer of all things ESPN.
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