Friday, 15 May 2015

Game 5 most watched in Atlanta Hawks history

Game 5 of the Hawks-Wizards Eastern Conference semifinal Wednesday night was the most-watched game in Atlanta Hawks history. The game, a dramatic 82-81 Hawks win, drew an 11.0 rating in the Atlanta market on TNT.
According to the Hawks, the television ratings for this year’s postseason are up 67 percent over last season that resulted in a first-round loss to the Pacers. Through 11 games, the average rating locally is 7.2. Ratings for the second-round series against the Wizards are up 23 percent over the first-round series against the Nets.
Game 6 of the semifinal series is Friday in Washington, D.C. The 7 p.m. start will be televised by ESPN. The Hawks lead the best-of-seven series 3-2.