FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 15th, 2018
NBC SPORTS PHILADELPHIA DELIVERS ITS HIGHEST-RATED REGULAR SEASON 76ERS GAME SINCE 2001
Sixers-Magic Ranks #1 Wednesday Night on Cable in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA – November 15, 2018 – NBC Sports Philadelphia posted the network’s highest rated regular season Sixers game since 2001, as Jimmy Butler made his debut with the team following Monday’s trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves. According to Nielsen, NBC Sports Philadelphia registered a 6.2 HH overnight rating, which also ranked as Wednesday night’s #1 show on cable in Philadelphia.
Butler scored 14 points in the five-point loss to the Orlando Magic. Last night’s game was also the most-streamed 76ers game in network history, with 36,000 uniques and 2.5 million minutes streamed, respectively, as new high marks.
Season to date, the 76ers are averaging a 2.86 HH rating on NBC Sports Philadelphia, up 4 percent compared to this point last season, and up 5 percent in A25-54.
The 76ers face the Utah Jazz tomorrow night at 7 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Philadelphia. Expanded coverage begins at 6 p.m. with a special hour-long edition of Sixers Pregame Live. Fans can download the MyTeams by NBC Sports app for all their Sixers coverage, including live streams of all Sixers games, and pre- and postgame programs.
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