The Golden State Warriors are through to the second round of the playoffs and will face the San Antonio Spurs after disposing of the number three seed Denver Nuggets 4-2 yesterday. While Andrew Bogut was quoted as saying “no one thought we could win this series” it seems plenty of people tuned in to see them try.
According to Comcast SportsNet Bay Area the telecast of Game 6 was the highest-rated Golden State Warriors telecast in the history of the network.
From Press release:-
Comcast SportsNet Bay Area (@CSNAuthentic), the home of “Authentic Bay Area Sports,” registered its highest-rated Golden State Warriors telecast in the history of the network – a 6.31 for its coverage of last night’s (May 2) Warriors’ Game 6 victory over the Denver Nuggets in the First Round of the 2013 NBA Western Conference Playoffs. The telecast averaged approximately 157,889 households (San Francisco DMA – San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose) for the entire game and posted an 8.03 peak rating during the 10:15 p.m. quarter hour (approximately 200,881 households). The previous rating high was on 3/24/2008 when the network posted a 5.73 household rating for the Warriors-Lakers game.
In addition to the game ratings, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area posted impressive household ratings for its signature shows Warriors Pregame Live (1.96) and Warriors Postgame Live (2.38).
Warriors/Nuggets game telecasts on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area have averaged a 4.74 household rating (approximately 118,675 households) for Games 1-6 in the First Round of the Western Conference Playoffs. Warriors telecasts during the 2012-13 regular season averaged a 2.86 household rating (approximately 71,373 households), a 58 percent increase over the 1.80 average household rating posted at the end of the 2011-12 season.
The game itself was a huge result for the Warriors but from a marketing standpoint, the Golden State front office can feel comfortable that they have a solid fan base.
Already renowned as being one of the best fan bases in the league, it’s always nice to see some real numbers that back up a theory.
Warriors vs. Spurs, who you got? Can Golden State and their fans “believe” their way to the Western Conference Finals? It’s safe to say a heap of Californians will be tuning in to find out!