Lin helping Knicks draw huge ratings on MSG
Jeremy Lin has people watching the New York Knicks in record
The Knicks said Tuesday that their past two games were the
highest-rated regular season events on MSG since the network began
tracking household ratings in the 1988-89 season.
Losses to New Orleans on Friday and New Jersey on Monday were
each watched in more than 540,000 households and drew ratings above
That easily beat the previous high in the regular season, a 6.78
rating for Michael Jordan’s famed ”double-nickel” game on March
28, 1995, when he scored 55 points in his first game back at
Madison Square Garden since ending his retirement.
The Knicks also announced that an online auction for the
autographed jersey Lin wore in a victory over the Lakers, plus four
tickets to Wednesday’s game against Atlanta and a chance to meet
the former Harvard star, raised $42,388 for the Garden of Dreams