NEWwbztv-small wbz-am-small 985-small mytv38web2

Game 5 earns best preliminary rating since 2004

View Comments
Celtics Central
Shop for Celtics Gear
Buy Celtics Tickets

NBA Scoreboard
NBA Standings
Team STATS
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up
34 e1276541757902 Game 5 earns best preliminary rating since 2004

(Getty Images)

Game 5 of the NBA finals drew its highest preliminary television rating since 2004.

The Boston Celtics’ 92-86 victory over the Lakers on Sunday night on ABC drew a 12.8 overnight rating. That’s up 36 percent from the 9.4 for last year’s Orlando-LA Game 5.

This series has been drawing higher ratings than the Celtics-Lakers matchup in 2008. The numbers have been the best since the Detroit-LA series six years ago. Game 5 that year earned a 15.5 overnight rating.

Ratings measure the percentage of all homes with televisions tuned into a program. Overnight ratings represent the country’s largest markets.

© 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,036 other followers