I often write about Miami viewers’ apathy toward sports on TV (or is it just some sports?) and how the West Palm Beach market, which is smaller, has more viewers tuning in and more of than than not ranks at or near the top in the ratings.
Not on Thursday for Game 7 of the Heat vs Spurs. WPLG aired the game locally, and according to its managing editor Peggy Phillip who tweeted the numbers, Channel 10 scored a “record-breaking” 44.2 household rating and a 63 share. The trophy celebration according to Phillip got a 46.9 household rating and a 75 share.
What this means in layman’s terms, is that 63% of Miami-Fort Lauderdale households who had their televisions on during the game were watching WPLG, that number increased to 75% for the trophy ceremony. The rating points I believe equal something around 730,000 households, out of 1.68 million total.