Warriors’ Record-setting Win Earns Record Local TV Rating
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Golden State Warriors' record-setting 73rd win generated a record local television rating as well.
CSN Bay Area said Wednesday's game between Golden State and Memphis got a 23.2 local rating for the highest mark on record for an NBA game on a regional sports network. The rating translates to an audience of 577,025 homes.
The highest rating the Bulls got on SportsChannel Chicago when they set the record in 1995-96 was 22.9 when they won their record-setting 70th game on April 16, 1996.
The Warriors game was shown outside of the Bay Area on ESPN, where it drew an audience of 3.6 million viewers for ESPN's best result in more than two years. It narrowly beat the audience of 3.4 million for Kobe Bryant's final career game on ESPN2.