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TNT Nets Big NBA Premiere Night Ratings

TNT’s doubleheader tipoff of its National Basketball Association regular season coverage netted the network six million viewers, according to network officials.

The network’s Cleveland Cavaliers-Chicago Bulls telecast drew 3.5 million viewers, up 52% from last year’s opening night telecast, while its New Orleans Pelicans-Golden State Warriors telecast packed in 2.5 million viewers, an increase of 4% over last year’s second opening night telecast.

Overall, the 6 million total viewers for the network’s opening night doubleheader was up 28% over last year, while generating  double-digit growth across all key demos including an 18% increase in adults 18-49, said the network.