Ranking NBA teams by their TV ratings

Ranking NBA teams by their TV ratings

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Ranking NBA teams by their TV ratings

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NBA TV ratings have been a hot-button issue over recent years, but particularly this season, with the numbers falling to record-low levels, especially for nationally-televised games.

There were various reasons for the NBA’s ratings to be down, but at the end of the day, none of them matter; the league just has to hope they’ll bounce back next season when things are at least slightly more normal.

We were curious about which NBA teams were the most-viewed this season, so using regular-season games, we compiled a ranking of every team by their average viewers.

Below, you can check out our ranking of every NBA team by their TV ratings.

1. Los Angeles Lakers

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Regular season average rating: 1.33 (14.09 percent more than in 2018-19)
Regular season average audience: 2.14 million (14.75 percent more than in 2018-19)
Playoffs average rating: 2.73
Playoffs average audience: 4.92 million

For more details on Lakers TV ratings, click here.

2. Houston Rockets

Regular season average rating: 1.07 (10.97 percent less than in 2018-19)
Regular season average audience: 1.73 million (13.17 percent less than in 2018-19)
Playoffs average rating: 1.71 (46.63 percent less than in 2018-19)
Playoffs average audience: 2.92 million (43.37 percent less than in 2018-19)

For more details on Rockets TV ratings, click here.

3. Milwaukee Bucks

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks

Regular season average rating: 1.04 (6.62 percent less than in 2018-19)
Regular season average audience: 1.63 million (6.30 percent less than in 2018-19)
Playoffs average rating: 1.16 (56.71 percent less than in 2018-19)
Playoffs average audience: 1.92 million (53.97 percent less than in 2018-19)

For more details on Bucks TV ratings, click here.

4. Los Angeles Clippers

Marcus Morris, Kawhi Leonard, Paul George

Regular season average rating: 1.03 (72.79 percent more than in 2018-19)
Regular season average audience: 1.61 million (80.17 percent more than in 2018-19)
Playoffs average rating: 1.69 (37.09 percent less than in 2018-19)
Playoffs average audience: 2.77 million (33.68 percent less than in 2018-19)

For more details on Clippers TV ratings, click here.

5. Golden State Warriors

Regular season average rating: 1.01 (16.48 percent less than in 2018-19)
Regular season average audience: 1.67 million (13.67 percent less than in 2018-19)

For more details on Warriors TV ratings, click here.

6. Philadelphia 76ers

Regular season average rating: 0.98 (15.67 percent less than in 2018-19)
Regular season average audience: 1.56 million (18.87 percent less than in 2018-19)
Playoffs average rating: 1.29 (43.00 percent less than in 2018-19)
Playoffs average audience: 1.96 million (42.53 percent less than in 2018-19)

For more details on Sixers TV ratings, click here.

7. New Orleans Pelicans

Zion Williamson, New Orleans Pelicans

Regular season average rating: 0.94 (12.30 percent more than in 2018-19)
Regular season average audience: 1.48 million (14.54 percent more than in 2018-19)

For more details on Pelicans TV ratings, click here.

8. San Antonio Spurs

Rudy Gay, Derrick White and DeMar DeRozan, San Antonio Spurs

Regular season average rating: 0.90 (18.98 percent more than in 2018-19)
Regular season average audience: 1.37 million (19.00 percent more than in 2018-19)

For more details on Spurs TV ratings, click here.

9. Boston Celtics

Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics

Regular season average rating: 0.89 (22.93 percent less than in 2018-19)
Regular season average audience: 1.42 million (22.86 percent less than in 2018-19)
Playoffs average rating: 1.74 (24.73 percent less than in 2018-19)
Playoffs average audience: 2.99 million (15.15 percent less than in 2018-19)

For more details on Celtics TV ratings, click here.

10. Toronto Raptors

Pascal Siakam and Kyle Lowry, Toronto Raptors

Regular season average rating: 0.88 (4.44 percent more than in 2018-19)
Regular season average audience: 1.39 million (9.45 percent more than in 2018-19)
Playoffs average rating: 1.23 (70.16 percent less than in 2018-19)
Playoffs average audience: 2.06 million (69.62 percent less than in 2018-19)

For more details on Raptors TV ratings, click here.

11. Portland Trail Blazers

Regular season average rating: 0.84 (13.46 percent more than in 2018-19)
Regular season average audience: 1.28 million (12.65 percent more than in 2018-19)
Playoffs average rating: 1.89 (34.60 percent less than in 2018-19)
Playoffs average audience: 3.01 million (34.95 percent less than in 2018-19)

For more details on Blazers TV ratings, click here.

12. Brooklyn Nets

Kyrie Irving, Brooklyn Nets

Regular season average rating: 0.77 (42.04 percent more than in 2018-19)
Regular season average audience: 1.19 million (44.34 percent more than in 2018-19)
Playoffs average rating: 0.63 (59.98 percent less than in 2018-19)
Playoffs average audience: 0.82 million (59.87 percent less than in 2018-19)

For more details on Nets TV ratings, click here.

13. Dallas Mavericks

Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks

Regular season average rating: 0.75 (42.56 percent more than in 2018-19)
Regular season average audience: 1.16 million (46.50 percent more than in 2018-19)
Playoffs average rating: 1.61
Playoffs average audience: 2.48 million

For more details on Mavericks TV ratings, click here.

14. Utah Jazz

Joe Ingles and Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz

Regular season average rating: 0.70 (16.64 percent less than in 2018-19)
Regular season average audience: 1.00 million (23.22 percent less than in 2018-19)
Playoffs average rating: 1.09 (43.51 percent less than in 2018-19)
Playoffs average audience: 1.68 million (44.42 percent less than in 2018-19)

For more details on Jazz TV ratings, click here.

15. Detroit Pistons

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Regular season average rating: 0.69 (26.33 percent less than in 2018-19)
Regular season average audience: 0.88 million (38.70 percent less than in 2018-19)

For more details on Pistons TV ratings, click here.

16. Denver Nuggets

Jamal Murray, Denver Nuggets

Regular season average rating: 0.66 (22.92 percent less than in 2018-19)
Regular season average audience: 1.02 million (19.40 percent less than in 2018-19)
Playoffs average rating: 1.69 (0.34 percent more than in 2018-19)
Playoffs average audience: 2.91 million (4.66 percent more than in 2018-19)

For more details on Nuggets TV ratings, click here.

17. Chicago Bulls

Zach LaVine vs. Devin Booker

Regular season average rating: 0.62 (14.11 percent more than in 2018-19)
Regular season average audience: 0.97 million (17.36 percent more than in 2018-19)

For more details on Bulls TV ratings, click here.

18. Miami Heat

Jimmy Butler vs. Bucks

Regular season average rating: 0.59 (14.89 percent more than in 2018-19)
Regular season average audience: 0.89 million (24.25 percent more than in 2018-19)
Playoffs average rating: 2.35
Playoffs average audience: 4.17 million

For more details on Heat TV ratings, click here.

19. Indiana Pacers

Regular season average rating: 0.59 (19.75 percent less than in 2018-19)
Regular season average audience: 0.86 million (21.23 percent less than in 2018-19)
Playoffs average rating: 0.99 (41.22 percent less than in 2018-19)
Playoffs average audience: 1.38 million (47.57 percent less than in 2018-19)

For more details on Pacers TV ratings, click here.

20. Orlando Magic

Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic

Regular season average rating: 0.54 (22.46 percent less than in 2018-19)
Regular season average audience: 0.81 million (7.22 percent less than in 2018-19)
Playoffs average rating: 0.73 (38.37 percent less than in 2018-19)
Playoffs average audience: 1.06 million (43.48 percent less than in 2018-19)

For more details on Magic TV ratings, click here.

21. Oklahoma City Thunder

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Regular season average rating: 0.52 (48.89 percent less than in 2018-19)
Regular season average audience: 0.80 million (49.78 percent less than in 2018-19)
Playoffs average rating: 1.36 (32.87 percent less than in 2018-19)
Playoffs average audience: 2.12 million (33.26 percent less than in 2018-19)

For more details on Thunder TV ratings, click here.

22. Memphis Grizzlies

Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies

Regular season average rating: 0.47 (50.21 percent more than in 2018-19)
Regular season average audience: 0.63 million (30.43 percent more than in 2018-19)
Playoffs average rating: 1.29
Playoffs average audience: 1.92 million

For more details on Grizzlies TV ratings, click here.

23. Sacramento Kings

De'Aaron Fox, Sacramento Kings

Regular season average rating: 0.38 (13.24 percent more than in 2018-19)
Regular season average audience: 0.60 million (27.40 percent more than in 2018-19)

For more details on Kings TV ratings, click here.

24. Atlanta Hawks

Regular season average rating: 0.34
Regular season average audience: 0.50 million

For more details on Hawks TV ratings, click here.

25. Phoenix Suns

Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns

Regular season average rating: 0.33 (8.01 percent less than in 2018-19)
Regular season average audience: 0.38 million (30.19 percent less than in 2018-19)

For more details on Suns TV ratings, click here.

26. Washington Wizards

Rui Hachimura and Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards

Regular season average rating: 0.29 (61.04 percent less than in 2018-19)
Regular season average audience: 0.41 million (63.23 percent less than in 2018-19)

For more details on Wizards TV ratings, click here.

27. New York Knicks

Dennis Smith, New York

Regular season average rating: 0.20 (69.47 percent less than in 2018-19)
Regular season average audience: 0.33 million (67.02 percent less than in 2018-19)

For more details on Knicks TV ratings, click here.

28. Cleveland Cavaliers, Charlotte Hornets and Minnesota Timberwolves

Dante Exum and Devonte Graham

No national TV games on record in 2019-20

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