GAME 6 SIXERS-RAPS BROKE A PHILLY TV RATINGS RECORD!

By Michael Bennett

Thursday night’s Sixers win in game 6 against the Raptors broke an ESPN record for ratings.

The telecast drew a 14.3 rating in the Philly market, making it ESPN’s highest-rated NBA game ever in Philly.

ESPN and ABC’s NBA Conference semifinals game coverage is up double-digits in metered market ratings, according to Nielsen. Through nine games, ESPN and ABC are averaging a 3.9 metered market rating, up 11 percent from 2018 and up 15 percent from 2017.

ESPN had a 3.6 metered market rating for the Sixers victory over the Toronto Raptors in Game 6. It was up nine percent from the 2017 comparable game – a 3.3 rating for the San Antonio Spurs vs. the Houston Rockets. The game peaked with a 4.2 rating in its final quarter hour.

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