The NBA Opening Night doubleheader averaged 2.78 million viewers on TNT, marking the lowest viewership in nine years.

The number also represented a 16% decline from last year's opening games.

The Lakers-Nuggets game averaged 2.84 million viewers, making it LeBron James' least-watched season opener since 2008.

The Suns-Warriors game averaged 2.71 million viewers.

The two games matched up against Game 7 of the Diamondbacks-Phillies National League Championship Series, which averaged 8.99 million viewers.