The Ratings Game: Fewer Viewers For NBA Draft Lottery


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.