Holy shit, you’re watching basketball. I mean, we’re writing about it now, but I wasn’t sure if you were actually watching– you are. Most of you.
According to a CSN press release, Sixers ratings are up significantly through the first 10 games of the season. Broadcasts are averaging a 2.4 household rating, which is a 60% increase over the first 10 games of last season.
Last night’s game against the Knicks – 3.6 rating (108,000 households) – was the highest-rated regular season game since Allen Iverson’s return in 2009.
Now, to water down your hoops boner for just a second… the Flyers' highest-rated regular season game this year (and ever) on CSN achieved a 5.1 rating (155,000 households), and the Phillies averaged a 9.1 rating (276,000 households) this season.
Still, though, baby steps for the Sixers. And what’s more fascinating is that people are sticking around to watch Jim Lynam growl at them– Postgame Live ratings are up 50% over last year.
Somewhere, Adam Aron is celebrating like UBS executives upon finding out that The Howard Beale Show won the ratings war.