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Tuesday Final Nationals: TNT Leads Prime Time Among Young Adults on NBA Opening Night

Three networks had a share of Tuesday night leadership: CBS in total viewers (10.96 million), NBC among adults 25-54 (2.6 rating/8 share), and TNT, courtesy of an NBA Opening Night doubleheader oh Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers and Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors, among adults 18-49 and adults 18-34.

Overall, TNT’s NBA Opening Night doubleheader averaged 4.9 million viewers for an increase of 53 percent over the comparable games last year. Last night’s doubleheader netted the network’s most-watched NBA Opening Night coverage since 2010.

Additionally, TNT’s NBA Opening Night doubleheader delivered significant audience increases across all core demos including 53 percent increase in adults 18-49 and growth of 47 percent in adults 18-34 and 44 percent in males 18-34.

TNT’s Celtics/Cavs telecast peaked with an average of 6.7 million viewers from 10:15-10:30 p.m. ET. Top local markets included Cleveland (20.1 household rating), Columbus, Ohio (8.3 household rating) and Boston (7.8 household rating).

TNT’s Rockets/Warriors telecast averaged 4.2 million viewers, up 22 percent over the network’s comparable game (Spurs-Warriors on Oct. 25, 2016) last year. Locally, the game earned a 14.8 household rating in San Francisco as the top-ranked metered market.

(Source: Turner Sports)

Cable Rankings – Tuesday 10/17/17
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Written by Douglas Pucci

Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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    • It would be excellent that you do not stop publishing the ratings for the telenovelas, since this site is used as reference for Wikipedia.

      • Thanks for coming here for those Spanish language network ratings.

        If you’d like to request for their show’s ratings from previous dates, you do not have to access those respective Finals posts — you can go to our new weekly Nationals list at http://dlvr.it/Q2zbw3 and request there.

        Please limit to two shows per request. Wait until you receive a reply from either me or Marc with data to then make a subsequent request.