The 2019 NBA Draft Lottery was the highest-rated telecast in its history.

The lottery received a 3.9 overnight rating, up 77 percent from 2018 and up 22 percent from the previous record in 2015.

The presence of Zion Williamson as the probable No. 1 overall pick surely drove interest, as did the inclusion of big market teams such as the New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers.