Comcast SportsNet’s Celtics-Hawks Game 1 telecast earned a 7.3 rating (175,000 households), the highest rated Celtics game on Comcast SportsNet since the 2002 Celtics-Pistons Round 2, Game 5 game earned a 10.1 (234,000 households).
Despite sharing the telecast with TNT, Celtics-Hawks Game 1 easily surpassed Comcast SportsNet’s ratings high for the past seven seasons which was a 5.7 (136,000 households) for the Celtics-Pistons on March 5, 2008. Combined the Celtics-Hawks Game 1 earned a 10.2 rating (244,000 households).
“It was an amazing sports weekend in Boston and fans chose to end it with the Celtics on Comcast SportsNet. This is a great start to the playoffs and the excitement can only build,” said Bill Bridgen, Comcast SportsNet executive vice president and general manager.