TNT was the most watched NBA opening night since 2017, with an average of 2.9 million viewers. Television broadcasts increased 1% compared to the first night of 2019, and increased 5% since the reopening in July.
Brooklyn Nets blew away the Golden State Warriors at the opener, and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in the second game. The Lakers and Clippers also played at the 2019 Opening Night.
In 2017, the Boston Celtics played for the Cleveland Cavaliers in their first match against Kyrie Irving’s former team. The Houston Rockets defeated the Warriors in a nightcap in Chris Paul’s first match against Houston.
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NBA has the highest opening night rating since 2017
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