I was surprised by this.
Atlanta thinks NBA is fantastic
Sekou Smith - Staff
Friday, June 17, 2005
Atlanta may just be a basketball town after all. The NBA Finals are struggling for ratings, but not here.
ABC is on the verge of recording the second-lowest rated finals, with a chance to set an all-time low.
The Atlanta market, however, averaged a 10.4 rating through the first three games --- ranking as the fifth-highest-rated market outside of San Antonio and Detroit.
Tuesday's Game 3 was viewed by 7.2 percent of U.S. TV households, a 31 percent drop from Game 3 of the Pistons-Lakers series of a year ago.