NBA All-Star Saturday: No. 1 in Orlando ratings - Orlando Sentinel (blog)

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Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves won the NBA All-Star Three-Point Contest at the Amway Center in Orlando. Photo credit: Bob Donnan/US Presswire

You come to Orlando, Orlando just might make you No. 1 in the TV ratings.

"NBA All-Star Saturday," featuring more festivities from NBA All-Star Weekend in Orlando, was tops in the Orlando TV market. The event on TNT averaged  171,300 viewers.

The same Saturday event last year on TNT drew 93,500 viewers in Orlando, and the Saturday event two years ago, also on TNT, pulled in 103,200 viewers in this TV market.

So being in Orlando definitely bolstered the ratings. The tip-off to the Orlando event, also on TNT, was No. 2 Saturday with 113,300 viewers.

Rounding out the top five were "Huckabee" on Fox News Channel with 82,100 viewers and two episodes of Fox's "Cops." The one at 8:30 had 72,800 viewers, and the other at 8 o'clock had 70,800.

The NBA event benefited from having less competition Saturday.

On Friday, the NBA All-Star event, "Rising Stars Challenge," on TNT drew 68,200 total viewers in Orlando and ranked No. 7 in prime time.

In Orlando, the most-watched programs Friday were on CBS: "Blue Bloods" with 150,600, "Undercover Boss" with 145,100 and "A Gifted Man" with 114,800.

In the national ratings Saturday, the broadcast networks had nothing to crow about. The depressed averages in prime time: CBS with 4.1 million, Fox with 3.3 million, ABC with 3.2 million and NBC with 2.6 million. The most-watched program was CBS' "48 Hours Mystery" with 4.9 million viewers.

27 Feb, 2012

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