Game 5 highest-rated Hawks game ever for FOX Sports South, SportSouth

An impressive 107-97 road victory by the Atlanta Hawks in Game 5 of their NBA Playoffs series against the top-seeded Indiana Pacers Monday night led to the highest-rated Hawks game in the history of FOX Sports Regional Networks’ FOX Sports South and SportSouth.

SportSouth posted a 4.50 rating (HH [000] = 106,877) for Monday night’s Hawks game with a peak rating of 6.72 in the 10:30 p.m. quarter-hour. It surpassed the Hawks January 29, 2010 regular-season game against the Boston Celtics, which finished with a 4.47 rating on SportSouth.

The Atlanta Hawks have appeared on the FOX Sports Regional Networks since the 1996-97 season.

Coverage continues on Thursday, May 1 with Hawks LIVE starting at 6:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports South followed by Game 6. Game 7, if necessary, will be also be televised on SportSouth (time TBD).

The FOX Sports regional networks serving the Southeast — FOX Sports South, FOX Sports Tennessee, FOX Sports Carolinas and SportSouth — collectively reach more than 13 million cable and satellite households in seven states across the Southeast. They are the television home of the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Dream, Atlanta Hawks, Carolina Hurricanes, Charlotte Bobcats, Charlotte Hounds, Memphis Grizzlies, Nashville Predators, Cincinnati Reds, Indiana Pacers, New Orleans Pelicans, and St. Louis Cardinals, as well as the Atlantic Coast Conference, Conference USA, Southeastern Conference, and Big 12 Conference. Combined, the four networks produce more than 800 live local events and televise more than 1400 live local events each year. For more information, please visit,, and