NBA Draft overnight rating ties last year for highest-rated ever on ESPN

 

via ESPN PR:

The 2015 NBA Draft, which aired exclusively on ESPN, delivered a 3.1 overnight rating, according to metered market ratings from Nielsen. It matched last year as the highest-rated NBA Draft telecast ever on ESPN. The telecast peaked between 8 -8:15 p.m. ET with a 4.2 rating. 

Local numbers

The NBA Draft telecast delivered a record 8.5 rating in the top-ranked Louisville market, which is the best rating the market has ever produced for the NBA Draft. Additionally, the Philadelphia market delivered its best-ever NBA Draft rating – a 5.0. 

Top 10 local markets

 

Market

Rating

1. Louisville

8.5

2. Philadelphia (T)

5.0

2. Greensboro (T)

5.0

4. Indianapolis

4.7

5. Raleigh-Durham

4.6

6. Memphis

4.5

7. Columbus

4.4

8. Milwaukee

4.3

9. Oklahoma City

3.9

10. Cleveland

3.8

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