By Sam Bush
Comcast SportsNet was the greatest beneficiary of Kobe Bryant’s farewell tour stop in Philly three nights ago.
Except for the Sixers, that is, who scored their first win of the season against the almost-as-bad Lakers!
CSN Philly president Brian Monihan, told Philly Business Journal:
Tuesday night’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers scored a 2.8 household rating (82,700 households), the highest rated regular season game since the Feb. 29, 2012, matchup against the Oklahoma City Thunder, and up 109 percent from this season’s year-to-date average.
The game’s rating peaked with a 4.8 rating during the fourth quarter as the Sixers closed in on that elusive first win.
The good news for CSN is that ratings for Sixers games this year have increased from 0.68 percent — second worst in the NBA — to about 1 percent, despite the team’s historically bad on-court performance.
The Flyers (2.2%), Phillies (3%) and “Eagles Post Game Live” (3%) numbers are CSN’s top draws.