Wednesday, December 29, 2010

NBA on TNT Thursday - Knicks/Magic & Spurs/Mavericks

From TNT Sports -

TNT’s NBA Doubleheader Coverage Continues Thursday with Eastern and Western Conference Match-ups


TNT NBA Thursday continues on December 28 with Eastern and Western Conference match-ups beginning at 7 p.m. (ET). The first game will feature two teams in the East with Amar’e Stoudemire and the New York Knicks facing Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic. Play-by-play announcer Marv Albert (play-by-play), Steve Kerr (analyst) and Mike Fratello (analyst) will be courtside with Craig Sager reporting. The second game of the night features a Texas showdown in the West as the San Antonio Spurs visit Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks at 9:30 p.m. (ET). Kevin Harlan will call the game alongside analyst Reggie Miller with David Aldridge reporting. Following the second game, Inside the NBA presented by Hyundai with Ernie Johnson (host), Charles Barkley (analyst), Kenny Smith (analyst) and Chris Webber (analyst) will recap the night’s action.


Through 20 games, the NBA on TNT is averaging a 1.6 U.S. rating (+45%, 1.1 U.S. rating), 2,541,000 total viewers (+47%, 1,723,000 total viewers) and 1,873,000 households (+43%, 1,313,000 households) over last year's corresponding coverage.


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NBA ON TNT NBA SCHEDULE:
Thu., December 30
7 p.m. TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by AutoTrader.com
Ernie Johnson (host), Charles Barkley (analyst), Kenny Smith (analyst) and Chris Webber (analyst)


7:15 p.m. New York Knicks @ Orlando Magic
Announcers: Marv Albert (play-by-play), Mike Fratello (analyst), Steve Kerr (analyst) and Craig Sager (reporter)


9:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs @ Dallas Mavericks
Announcers: Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Reggie Miller (analyst) and Cheryl Miller (reporter)


Post-game Inside the NBA presented by Hyundai
Ernie Johnson (host), Charles Barkley (analyst), Kenny Smith (analyst) and Chris Webber (analyst)


TNT NBA THURSDAY UPCOMING SCHEDULE:
Thu., January 6
8 p.m. TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by AutoTrader.com
Ernie Johnson (host), Charles Barkley (analyst) and Kenny Smith (analyst)


8:15 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder @ Dallas Mavericks
Announcers: Marv Albert (play-by-play), Steve Kerr (analyst) and Craig Sager (reporter)


10:30 p.m. Denver Nuggets @ Sacramento Kings
Announcers: Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Reggie Miller (analyst), Chris Webber (analyst) and David Aldridge (reporter)


Post-game Inside the NBA presented by Hyundai
Ernie Johnson (host), Charles Barkley (analyst) and Kenny Smith (analyst)


Source: Nielsen Media Research. Based on Live+SD. NBA Regular Season on TNT STD through 20 games. (10/26/2010-12/24/2010) vs. (10/27/2009-12/31/2009)

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