Mavs score second-highest TV rating of all time

BY foxsports • March 7, 2012

One night after producing their best television rating on FOX Sports Southwest in almost five years, the Dallas Mavericks shattered that mark on Tuesday (March 6) by scoring their second-highest rating of all-time with an impressive 7.0 for their game against the New York Knicks.

It was the best rating for a Mavericks game on FOX Sports Southwest since a record 8.2 set on March 19, 2002 against the Los Angeles Lakers, and topped Monday’s 5.5 rating against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Tuesday’s game was the No. 3 program of the night in Dallas-Fort Worth behind CBS’s NCIS (11.6) and NCIS: Los Angeles (9.3).

An average of 179,500 homes in Dallas-Fort Worth tuned in to watch the Mavericks victory. The game’s final hour was the most-watched program in the market, averaging an 8.1 rating and 208,000 homes.

For the season, Mavericks games on FOX Sports Southwest are averaging a 3.1 rating, 46 percent ahead of last year after 34 games.