Last night’s Celtics/Bulls triple overtime thriller scored a combined 13.4 rating. Comcast SportsNet scored a very impressive 8.2 rating, while TNT netted 5.2.
As the release below shows, that 8.2 is the highest Celtics rating in CSN network history, going back 28 years.
COMCAST SPORTSNET’S GAME 6 TRIPLE OVERTIME THRILLER NETS 28-YEAR REGIONAL SPORTS NETWORK HIGHEST RATINGS IN HISTORY
Celtics-Bulls First Round Series Up Nearly 10 percent over Celtics-Hawks of 2008
CSN Has Deciding Game 7 Saturday Night Starting at 7 p.m.
BURLINGTON, MA – The Boston Celtics are generating more interest than any time during Comcast SportsNet’s 28-year history. CSN achieved its highest rating in network history during the Celtics-Bulls Game 6 triple overtime thriller with an 8.2 rating. Game 6 reached an estimated 360,800 homes in New England.
Despite sharing each telecast in New England with a national network and the absence of Kevin Garnett, CSN is outperforming last year’s historic playoff run through five telecasts by nearly 10 percent. CSN has averaged a 6.8 hh rating (299,200), which is up 9.6 percent over CSN’s 6.2 playoff average through five Celtics-Hawks telecasts.
During the Celtics-Bulls series, CSN has outperformed the national network by 78 percent 6.8 to 3.8. In game 6, CSN averaged an 8.2 hh (360,800) rating and TNT a 5.2. In Game 5, CSN bested TNT in ratings nearly 2 to 1 with a 6.3 hh rating (277,200) and TNT a 3.3.
Tomorrow night’s deciding game seven will also be shown on Comcast SportsNet, with the schedule as follows:
7 p.m. – Celtics Pre-Game Live with Gary Tanguay and Donny Marshall
8 p.m. – Celtics vs. Bulls with Mike Gorman and Tommy Heinsohn
10:30 p.m. – Celtics Post-Game Live