YES Scores Top Preseason Telecast with Brooklyn Nets' Debut at Barclays Center

Relocated Club's Oct. 15 Game versus Washington Passes 1.0 Rating in New York DMA

The Brooklyn Nets' beginning at the Barclays Center brought in the most viewers ever for a preseason telecast on YES.

The regional sports network's Oct. 15 coverage of the team's initial contest in the new arena -- a 10-point win over the Washington Wizards -- scored a 1.02 household rating and 76,000 TV homes in the New York DMA, making it the highest-rated and most-watched Nets pre-season telecast ever on YES.

Monday's telecast eclipsed the network’s Oct. 17, 2003 Celtics-Nets pre-season telecast that garnered an average of 58,000 TV households and 0.79 rating. 

Last night’s telecast, which went up against ESPN's Monday Night Football and Fox's coverage of Game 2 of the National League Championship, was also the highest-rated non-New York Knicks-Nets telecast on YES in four years: the Jan. 11, 2008: Nets-Celtics regular season game telecast scored at a 1.47 clip in the DMA.

Last season, Nets games -- the franchise's last of 35 years in New Jersey -- averaged a 0.4 rating on YES.