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Friday, May 3rd, 2013
COMCAST SPORTSNET BAY AREA SETS NEW ALL-TIME GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS TV RATINGS RECORD
Warriors’ Game 6 Victory Attracts Audience of Over
200,000 Television Households and Sets New Network Record
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (May 3, 2013) – Comcast SportsNet Bay Area (@CSNAuthentic), the home of “Authentic Bay Area Sports,” registered its highest-rated Golden State Warriors telecast in the history of the network – a 6.31 for its coverage of last night’s (May 2) Warriors’ Game 6 victory over the Denver Nuggets in the First Round of the 2013 NBA Western Conference Playoffs. The telecast averaged approximately 157,889 households (San Francisco DMA – San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose) for the entire game and posted an 8.03 peak rating during the 10:15 p.m. quarter hour (approximately 200,881 households). The previous rating high was on 3/24/2008 when the network posted a 5.73 household rating for the Warriors-Lakers game.
In addition to the game ratings, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area posted impressive household ratings for its signature shows Warriors Pregame Live (1.96) and Warriors Postgame Live (2.38).
Warriors/Nuggets game telecasts on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area have averaged a 4.74 household rating (approximately 118,675 households) for Games 1-6 in the First Round of the Western Conference Playoffs. Warriors telecasts during the 2012-13 regular season averaged a 2.86 household rating (approximately 71,373 households), a 58 percent increase over the 1.80 average household rating posted at the end of the 2011-12 season.
NBC Sports Regional Networks, part of the NBC Sports Group, consists of 13 local networks that deliver more than 2,400 sporting events annually, along with breaking news and comprehensive analysis, to more than 50 million cable and satellite homes. The NBC Sports Regional Networks are: Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Comcast SportsNet California, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Comcast SportsNet Houston, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Comcast SportsNet New England, Comcast SportsNet Northwest, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, CSS and SNY. NBC Sports Regional Networks also manages NECN (New England Cable News), the nation’s largest regional news network, and The Comcast Network, based in Philadelphia and Washington, which delivers community-oriented programming. For more information, see ComcastSportsNet.com.