YES Scores Highest Nets' Rating with Heat Telecast

Dec. 1 Game Now Stands as RSN's Best Regular-Season Basketball Presentation

YES Network's coverage of Saturday night's Brooklyn Nets-Miami Heat game was its highest-rated regular-season NBA telecast ever.

The regional sports network averaged a 2.15 local rating and 158,000 households in the New York DMA on Dec. 1, according to Nielsen data. The RSN's previous high was a 1.89 local rating and 139,000 average households for a home game against the Los Angeles Lakers back in February 2004,.

The Saturday night airing was also the most-watched and highest-rated regular-season Nets telecast not involving the New York Knicks on a N.Y.-area RSN since a Nets-Chicago Bulls game on Fox Sports N.Y. back in January 1998