TNT's Coverage of Celtics/Bulls Game #6 is Most Watched Round One Game in Cable Television History
May 01, 2009
TNT delivered a slam dunk on Thursday night with the triple-overtime showdown of the Boston Celtics @ Chicago Bulls Game #6, earning a 3.5 US HH rating and delivering 4,048,000 households and 5,352,000 total viewers making the game the most watched Round One NBA game in cable television history. In addition, the game was also cable's #1 telecast for the evening in households, total viewers and key adult and male demos. Chicago evened the series at three games a piece with a 128-127 victory in the NBA playoff record fourth overtime game in the series.
TNT concludes their first round NBA Playoffs coverage on Saturday, May 2 as Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls face Rajon Rondo and the Boston Celtics in the series deciding Game #7 at 8 p.m. ET. Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Doug Collins (analyst) and David Aldridge (reporter) will call the game from Boston's TD Banknorth Garden. TNT will tip-off its coverage at 7:30 p.m. ET with a 30-minute NBA Tip-Off presented by Hyundai featuring host Ernie Johnson and analysts Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith. The trio will also conclude the night's coverage with Inside the NBA presented by Hyundai.