2015 NBA Draft Matches Highest-Rated Ever on ESPN


2015 NBA Draft Matches Highest-Rated Ever on ESPN

The 2015 NBA Draft, which aired exclusively on ESPN, delivered a 3.1 overnight rating, according to metered market ratings from Nielsen. It matched last year as the highest-rated NBA Draft telecast ever on ESPN. The telecast peaked between 8 -8:15 p.m. ET with a 4.2 rating.

Local numbers

The NBA Draft telecast delivered a record 8.5 rating in the top-ranked Louisville market, which is the best rating the market has ever produced for the NBA Draft. Additionally, the Philadelphia market delivered its best-ever NBA Draft rating – a 5.0.

Top 10 local markets

Market Rating
1. Louisville 8.5
2. Philadelphia (T) 5.0
2. Greensboro (T) 5.0
4. Indianapolis 4.7
5. Raleigh-Durham 4.6
6. Memphis 4.5
7. Columbus 4.4
8. Milwaukee 4.3
9. Oklahoma City 3.9
10. Cleveland 3.8


Media contact: Ben Cafardo at 860-766-3496 or [email protected] (@Ben_ESPN).


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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