TNT Scores Big Increase in Overnights For Lakers/Celtics Clash


Overnight ratings rose by nearly two-thirds for the second and final meeting of the season between last year’s NBA finalists.

The Lakers’ win over the Celtics earned a 3.3 overnight rating on TNT Thursday night, up 65% from last year (ORL/CLE: 2.0).

The 3.3 is the fourth-highest of the season for the NBA on TNT, behind only Heat/Celtics on Opening Night (5.6), Heat/Cavaliers on December 2 (5.0), and Rockets/Lakers on Opening Night (3.5).

The first Celtics/Lakers game of the season, a Sunday afternoon game on ABC, earned a 5.0 overnight.

(Turner Sports)