The Ratings Game: Fewer Viewers For NBA Draft Lottery

Posted by | May 22, 2011 at 5:54 PM

Recent sports TV ratings news, including the NBA Draft Lottery on ESPN, the NHL Eastern Conference Final on Versus, and the NASCAR Nationwide Series on ESPN.

  • NBA Draft Lottery Down: Tuesday’s NBA Draft Lottery earned a 2.0 U.S. rating and 2.843 million viewers on ESPN, flat in ratings and down 8% in viewership from last year (2.0, 3.089M), but up 11% in both measures compared to 2009 (1.8, 2.545M). (TV By the Numbers)
  • Bruins/Lightning Hits Series-Low: Versus earned a 0.8 U.S. rating and 1.405 million viewers for Thursday’s Bruins/Lightning Game 3, the smallest audience of the series. Games 1 and 2 both topped 1.5 million viewers. Numbers for last year’s Flyers/Canadiens Game 3 were unavailable. (Son of the Bronx via Puck the Media)
  • NASCAR Nationwide Series Sees Increase: The May 14 NASCAR Nationwide Series Five-Hour Energy 200 from Dover earned a 1.5 U.S. rating, up 15% from the same race last year, which aired on broadcast network ABC (1.3). (ESPN)
  • JakeFrankie

    This has the chance to be one of the worst NBA drafts since 1999, Not shocked. I was thinking the draft lottery would do worse, Im sure it had good numbers in Cleveland lol.