Game 5 rating up from 2006 series
NEW YORK -- The preliminary television rating for Game 5 of the NBA Finals was up 25 percent from the last time the same teams met in the championship series.
The rating was down slightly from the 12.8 for the fifth game of last season's Celtics-Lakers series, the only higher Game 5 rating for the last seven years.
Ratings represent the percentage of all homes with televisions tuned into a program. Overnight ratings measure the country's largest markets.
Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press
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