ESPN's telecast of LeBron James' return to Cleveland generated a 2.6 metered market rating, which was up 18 percent from last year's comparable game between the Warriors and Thunder.

The telecast was the highest rated regular season game on ESPN since the Warriors won their 73rd game in April of 2016.

ESPN’s Thunder at Warriors telecast last night delivered a 2.0 metered market rating, up 25 percent from a 1.6 rating for last year’s comparable Lakers vs. Kings telecast.