Celtics game attracts high TV ratings
Comcast SportsNet, a division of cable operator Comcast Corp., said the Wednesday telecast of the Boston Celtics basketball game delivered a 5.4 local household rating, making it the highest rated regular-season Celtics game in a decade.
At 7-0, the Celtics are the National Basketball Association's sole remaining undefeated team, and the Wednesday Celtics game against the New Jersey Nets was viewed in 124,200 area households, Burlington-based Comcast SportsNet said.
The game rating peaked at 7.7, or 177,100 households, in the final quarter hour of the telecast, Comcast SportsNet said.
Comcast SportsNet said the previous high for a regular-season Celtics game was a 4.9 household rating set on Dec. 23, 1997, in a game against the Charlotte Hornets.
Comcast SportsNet said it reaches more than 3.7 million New England households.
(By Chris Reidy, Globe staff)