Spurs-Heat most watched ‘Fan Night’ of the season


Turns out people do like watching the San Antonio Spurs afterall. Or they really like watching the Miami Heat.

Either way, according to TV By The Numbers the Heat-Spurs match up from last week registered as NBA TV’s most watched Fan Night yet.

“NBA TV’s Tuesday Fan Night matchup (Jan. 17), featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs. Miami Heat, delivered 496,000 households, 675,000 total viewers and 138,000 men 18-34. The matchup was the most-watched Fan Night game of the 2011-12 regular season-to-date in delivery of households and total viewers.”

You might remember that game as the day the Spurs surrendered a 17 point lead in the third quarter and ended up losing by 22 points. Good times!

So basically a ton of basketball fans got to see the very worst and very best of each team. On the whole NBA TV’s ratings have risen 68 percent this season compared to last at the same time. Man, that lockout really kept fans away.