NBA games over the first weekend of its restart were in line or below the pre-suspension norm.
On ABC Sunday, Bucks-Rockets averaged a 1.5 rating and 2.44 million viewers and Blazers-Celtics a 1.1 and 1.66 million, which were both below the network's pre-suspension average of 3.20. The Bucks-Rockets' game ranks as the eighth-most watched of ABC’s 16 windows this season, and Blazers-Celtics third-to-last.
Bucks-Rockets still delivered the largest NBA audience of the season excluding games on Christmas and featuring the Lakers.
The level of households using televisions is seven percent lower in July than in March and April.
The ratings, however, are very high for the coveted 18-49 demographic.