The Thursday night game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks averaged 2.8 million viewers on TNT, reported Turner Sports.

It was the most-watched NBA regular-season game on TNT since January 2018, which featured the Warriors playing the Cavs.

The Bucks-Lakers game also represented a 150% increase from last year's game in the same slot between the Rockets and Heat.

The NBA makes $2.6 billion annually from their current television rights between ESPN and Turner.