Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Spurs/Magic & Heat/Suns on TNT Thursday

From TNT Sports -

TNT NBA Thursday Continues with a Star-Studded Doubleheader Featuring the Spurs @ Magic and Heat @ Suns

TNT NBA Thursday continues on December 23 with a star-studded doubleheader beginning at 8 p.m. (ET). The first game will feature Dwight Howard and the new-look Orlando Magic hosting Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs. The Magic recently acquired Gilbert Arenas, Jason Richardson and Hedo Turkoglu in two separate trades. Play-by-play announcer Kevin Harlan will call the game alongside analyst Reggie Miller with Cheryl Miller reporting. In the second game of the night, LeBron James and the Miami Heat will visit Steve Nash and the revamped Phoenix Suns at 10:30 p.m. (ET). Recently acquired Vince Carter, Marcin Gortat and Mickael Pietrus are scheduled to make their debuts with the Suns against the Heat. Marv Albert (play-by-play) and Steve Kerr (analyst) will be courtside with Craig Sager reporting. Following the second game, Inside the NBA presented by Hyundai with Ernie Johnson (host), Charles Barkley (analyst) and Kenny Smith (analyst) will recap the night’s action.

Through 18 games, the NBA on TNT is averaging a 1.6 U.S. rating (+33%, 1.2 U.S. rating), 2,589,000 total viewers (+43%, 1,813,000 total viewers) and 1,910,000 households (+38%, 1,380,000 households) over last year's corresponding coverage.

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NBA ON TNT NBA SCHEDULE:
Thu., December 23
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. San Antonio Spurs @ Orlando Magic
Announcers: Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Reggie Miller (analyst) and Cheryl Miller (reporter)


10:30 p.m. Miami Heat @ Phoenix Suns
Announcers: Marv Albert (play-by-play), Steve Kerr (analyst) and Craig Sager (reporter)


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


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


8:15 p.m. New York Knicks @ Orlando Magic
Announcers: Marv Albert (play-by-play), Mike Fratello (analyst), Steve Kerr (analyst) and Craig Sager (reporter)


10:30 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)


Source: Nielsen Media Research. Based on Live+SD. NBA Regular Season on TNT STD (18 Games) (10/26/2010-12/16/2010) vs. (10/27/2009-12/17/2009)

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