Kings vs Warriors on TNT was the most-watched NBA In-Season Tournament game

Nov 30, 2023, 8:59 AM

Dario Saric #20 of the Golden State Warriors drives to the basket against De'Aaron Fox #5 of the Sa...

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 28: Dario Saric #20 of the Golden State Warriors drives to the basket against De'Aaron Fox #5 of the Sacramento Kings in the second quarter during the NBA In-Season Tournament game at Golden 1 Center on November 28, 2023 in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

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The Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors know how to put on a game.

After falling behind by 24 points on Tuesday night, the Sacramento Kings mounted an incredible comeback to deliver a 124-123 win over the Golden State Warriors in an instant classic at Golden 1 Center. With the win, the Kings clinched Group C of the NBA In-Season Tournament Group Play portion.

And, according to the NBA, that In-Season Tournament game, “was the most-watched Group Play game of the NBA In-Season Tournament, averaging 2M viewers and up 93% vs. last year’s comparable window.”

This isn’t the first time the Kings and Warriors hit ratings gold.

During last year’s playoff series, Game 7 brought in an average TV audience of 9.8 million, becoming the most-watched first-round game in 24 years. The two Northern California teams beat their own record set in Game 4 of that same series, which was the most-watched NBA Playoffs first-round game on any network in 21 years.

Sounds like these two teams know how to draw an audience.


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