On Thursday, the NBA on TNT doubleheader returns to its regular night with two games all involving 50 win teams. We have the schedule for Thursday and the week after.
The NBA on TNT Returns to Thursday Night with Four 50-Win Teams in Action
Exclusive Doubleheader Features Celtics @ Spurs and Mavericks @ Lakers
TNT’s coverage of the NBA returns to Thursday night on March 31 with an exclusive doubleheader featuring four teams with more than 50 wins. The first game of the night will feature Paul Pierce and the Boston Celtics visiting Tony Parker and the San Antonio Spurs at 8 p.m. (ET). Kevin Harlan (play-by-play) and Kevin McHale (analyst) will be courtside with David Aldridge reporting. In the second game of the night, Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers will host Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks at 10:30 p.m. (ET). Play-by-play announcer Dick Stockton will call the game alongside analysts Mike Fratello and Reggie Miller with Cheryl Miller reporting. The Emmy® award-winning studio show Inside the NBA with Matt Winer (host), Rick Fox and Chris Webber (analysts) will recap the games.
The 2010-11 season of the NBA on TNT is the most-watched season in Turner’s 27 years of airing NBA coverage. Through 46 games, the NBA on TNT is averaging a 1.6 U.S. household rating (+35% vs. 1.2 for last year’s corresponding coverage); 2,427,000 total viewers (+39% vs. 1,744,000); and 1,810,000 households (+36% vs. 1,328,000). In addition, this season’s audience is 29% larger than Turner’s second-best regular-season audience from 1995-96 (1,885,000).
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NBA ON TNT NBA SCHEDULE:
DAY/DATE TIME (ET) EVENT Thu., March 31 8 p.m. TNT< NBA Tip-Off Matt Winer (host), Rick Fox (analyst) and Chris Webber (analyst) Boston Celtics @ San Antonio Spurs Kevin Harlan (play-by-play) and Kevin McHale (analyst) with David Aldridge (reporter) 10:30 p.m. Dallas Mavericks @ Los Angeles Lakers Marv Albert (play-by-play), Mike Fratello (analyst), Reggie Miller (analyst) with Cheryl Miller (reporter) Post-game Inside the NBA Matt Winer (host), Rick Fox (analyst) and Chris Webber (analyst)
NBA ON TNT UPCOMING SCHEDULE:
Thu., April 7 8 p.m. TNT NBA Tip-Off Ernie Johnson (host) and Kevin McHale (analyst) Boston Celtics @ Chicago Bulls Marv Albert (play-by-play), Mike Fratello (analyst) with Craig Sager (reporter) 10:30 p.m. Portland Trail Blazers @ Utah Jazz Kevin Harlan (play-by-play) and Reggie Miller (analyst) with David Aldridge (reporter) Post-game Inside the NBA Ernie Johnson (host) and Kevin McHale (analyst)
Source: Nielsen Media Research. Based on Live+SD. NBA Regular Season on TNT STD; 46 games vs. 47 games (10/26/2010-3/22/2011) vs. (10/27/2009-3/25/2010).
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