ABC's broadcast last Sunday of the Miami Heat at the Lakers NBA game was the network's most-viewed non-Christmas Day, regular-season NBA game ever, according to the network.
The game averaged 7,037,000 viewers according to Nielsen ratings and received a 4.3 national rating, which tied ABC's previously highest-rated non-Christmas Day game -- a Lakers-Celtics contest Jan. 30, 2011.
The numbers were up 37% over a comparable game a year ago between the Lakers and the San Antonio Spurs. The game did receive a higher rating in Miami (13.9) than in Los Angeles though (9.6).
So does that mean Heat fans were more interested?