Ratings for NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC Series Up from Last Year
Last night’s NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC presented by HyperX Gaming delivered a 3.2 metered market rating for the reigning NBA Champion Golden State Warriors victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, according to Nielsen. It was up 52 percent from last year’s Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Houston Rockets broadcast, which delivered a 2.1. The Warriors vs. Lakers broadcast matched the fifth-highest rated NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC broadcast ever.
Last night’s broadcast peaked with a 3.8 rating from 10:30-1:45 p.m. ET. In the San Francisco-Oakland market, the broadcast generated a 13.5 rating, while in the Los Angeles market, it drew a 6.3 rating. NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC is up three percent from last year, averaging a 3.0 metered market rating.
The NBA on ABC continues today with the 2019 launch of the NBA Sunday Showcase at a special 2 p.m. start-time. In today’s broadcast, the Boston Celtics – led by Kyrie Irving and Jayson Tatum – host the Oklahoma City Thunder and Russell Westbrook and Paul George.
On next week’s edition of NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC, the Houston Rockets and James Harden will host the Thunder and Westbrook and George at 8:30 p.m. NBA Countdown tips off coverage at 8 p.m.