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Magic post highest Sun Sports rating since 2002 – The Carmelo Effect continues

March 2, 2011

Still arguing that superstar teams are bad for the league? Well, they certainly are NOT bad for television ratings. 

  • Last night’s Orlando Magic 116-110 win over the New York Knicks generated the highest rating for an Orlando Magic regular season game on Sun Sports in nearly a decade. 
  • Sun Sports’ telecast of the game (7:00-10:00pm) posted a 4.7 avg. HH rating (68,731 homes) in the Orlando/Daytona Beach/Melbourne market, according to Nielsen preliminary overnights.
  • Last night’s game on Sun Sports peaked during from 9:30-9:45pm at an impressive 6.0 avg. HH rating (85,732 homes).
  • The last regular season game to post a higher rating on Sun Sports was on January 30, 2002 vs. the Los Angeles Lakers, which generated a 5.8 avg. HH rating in the market.
  • The previous high this season was a 3.9 avg. HH rating (55,944 homes) on December 21, 2010 vs. the Dallas Mavericks.
  • Through 29 game telecasts on Sun Sports, Orlando Magic ratings are up 30% over last season (same number of games).

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