By Harry Allison
The Sixers were losers in Jimmy Butler’s first game Wednesday night in Orlando.
But NBC Sports Philly were massive ratings winners.
Read their press release:
NBC Sports Philadelphia posted the network’s highest rated regular season Sixers game since 2001, as Jimmy Butler made his debut with the team following Monday’s trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves. According to Nielsen, NBC Sports Philadelphia registered a 6.2 HH overnight rating, which also ranked as Wednesday night’s #1 show on cable in Philadelphia.
Butler scored 14 points in the five-point loss to the Orlando Magic.
Last night’s game was also the most-streamed 76ers game in network history, with 36,000 uniques and 2.5 million minutes streamed, respectively, as new high marks.
Season to date, the 76ers are averaging a 2.86 HH rating on NBC Sports Philadelphia, up 4 percent compared to this point last season, and up 5 percent in A25-54.