29_35x90 knx_35x90
CBSLA WEATHER APP: iPhone App Store | Android App Coming Soon | More Info | Watch Josh's Live Demo

Lakers

Lakers’ Home Opener Draws Huge Local TV Ratings

View Comments
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 30:  Eddy Curry #52 of the Dallas Mavericks and Dwight Howard #12 of the Los Angeles Lakers jump for the opening tip during a game at Staples Center on October 30, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 30: Eddy Curry #52 of the Dallas Mavericks and Dwight Howard #12 of the Los Angeles Lakers jump for the opening tip during a game at Staples Center on October 30, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lakers Central
Shop for Lakers Gear
Buy Lakers Tickets

NBA Scoreboard
NBA Standings
Team STATS
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) – The Los Angeles Lakers have proved why they are the hottest ticket in town.

The highly anticipated debut of Dwight Howard and Steve Nash on TNT drew a stunning 11.3 local average overnight rating and peaked at 12.6.

Even though the Lakers fell to the Dallas Mavericks 99-91, approximately 630,000 households within the market tuned in to watch LA’s hottest team.

There hasn’t been a local rating this high for a Lakers regular season game, regardless of cable or over-the-air, since 2004 when Shaquille O’Neal and the Miami Heat faced the Lakers on ABC 7 which drew 17.0.

Nationally, Tuesday night’s opener is up slightly from the 2010 opener against the Rockets with a 4.279 rating.

Wednesday’s nights game between Lakers and Trailblazers will be on exclusively on Time Warner SportsNet, locally at 7:30PM.

Only TWC, Charter, FIOS and U-Verse providers have the TWC SportsNet Channel.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,341 other followers