Wednesday, February 01, 2012

NBA All-Stars Announced Thursday on TNT

From TNT Sports -


The NBA on TNT Returns on Thursday with Exclusive Announcement of the 2012 NBA All-Star Starters at 7 p.m. (ET)

Exclusive doubleheader follows featuring the Chicago Bulls @ New York Knicks (8 p.m. ET)
and the Denver Nuggets @ Los Angeles Clippers (10:30 p.m. ET)

TNT will have the exclusive announcement of the 2012 NBA All-Star Starters on February 2 during a special one hour edition of NBA Tip-Off presented by AutoTrader.com beginning at 7 p.m. (ET). Ernie Johnson (host), Charles Barkley (analyst), Shaquille O’Neal (analyst), Kenny Smith (analyst) and Chris Webber (analyst) will make the announcement. TNT’s exclusive coverage of the 2012 All-Star Game from Orlando, FL will air on Sun., February 26 at 7:30 p.m. (ET).

Following the pre-game show, TNT will present an exclusive doubleheader featuring Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls visiting Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks at 8 p.m. (ET)Kevin Harlan (play-by-play) will call the game alongside Reggie Miller (analyst) with Craig Sager reporting. In the second game of the night, Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers will host Danilo Gallinari and the Denver Nuggets at 10:30 p.m. (ET)Marv Albert (play-by-play) and Steve Kerr (analyst) will be courtside with David Aldridge reporting.  TNT’s Emmy® Award-winning studio show, Inside the NBA presented by Hyundai will air following the conclusion of the second game with Johnson (host), Barkley, O’Neal, Smith and Webber (analysts) recapping the night’s action.

Through 15 games of TNT’s 2011-12 NBA regular-season schedule, the network continues to deliver double-digit gains vs. last year’s corresponding coverage. The NBA on TNT is averaging a 1.9 U.S. rating (+46%), 2,930,000 total viewers (+50%) and 2,162,000 households (+46%) over last year’s corresponding coverage.  

Exclusive content, analysis from TNT announcers and replays of Inside the NBA are available on NBA.com (http://www.nba.com/insidethenba/). Additionally, check out the NBA on TNT pages on Twitter (http://twitter.com/NBAonTNT) and Facebook  (www.facebook.com/nbaontnt) to see the latest NBA on TNT schedule, news updates and special features from TNT announcers.

NBA ON TNT NBA SCHEDULE:

DAY/DATE

TIME (ET)
EVENT


7 p.m.
TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by AutoTrader.com

Ernie Johnson (host), Charles Barkley (analyst), Shaquille O’Neal (analyst), Kenny Smith (analyst) and Chris Webber (analyst)


8 p.m.
Chicago Bulls @ New York Knicks

Kevin Harlan (play-by-play) and Reggie Miller (analyst) with Craig Sager (reporter)


10:30 p.m.
Denver Nuggets @ Los Angeles Clippers

Marv Albert (play-by-play) and Steve Kerr (analyst) with David Aldridge (reporter)


Post-game
Inside the NBA presented by Hyundai

Ernie Johnson (host), Charles Barkley (analyst), Shaquille O’Neal (analyst), Kenny Smith (analyst) and Chris Webber (analyst)

NBA ON TNT UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Thurs., February 9



7 p.m.
TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by AutoTrader.com

Ernie Johnson (host), Charles Barkley (analyst), Shaquille O’Neal (analyst) and Kenny Smith (analyst)


8 p.m.
Los Angeles Lakers @ Boston Celtics

Marv Albert (play-by-play), Mike Fratello (analyst) and Steve Kerr (analyst) with Craig Sager (reporter)


Oklahoma City Thunder @ Sacramento Kings

Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Reggie Miller (analyst) and Chris Webber (analyst) with Cheryl Miller (reporter)


Post-game
Inside the NBA presented by Hyundai

Ernie Johnson (host), Charles Barkley (analyst), Shaquille O’Neal (analyst) and Kenny Smith (analyst)

Source: Nielsen Media Research. Based on Live+SD. NBA Regular Season on TNT STD; 15 games vs. 12 games. (12/25/2011-1/26/2012) vs. (12/30/2010-1/27/2011)

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