2014 NBC DRAFT is Highest Rated Ever on ESPN
The 2014 NBA Draft on ESPN delivered a 3.1 overnight rating, the highest-rated NBA Draft ever on ESPN, according to Nielsen. The Draft was up 19 percent compared to last year's telecast, which posted a 2.6 overnight rating. The Draft peaked at a 3.9 rating from both 8:15-8:30 and 8:30-8:45 p.m. ET.
The previous NBA Draft record on ESPN was a 2.7 overnight rating in 2003 - the first year ESPN televised the event - which featured the historic Draft class of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh.
2014 NBA Draft on ESPN
Top Markets Local Rating
Oklahoma City 6.3
Miami-Ft. Lauderdale 4.1
Salt Lake City 4.1
San Antonio 4.0