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