Date: 20th February 2001

NBC Penalizes By MBA Ratings

Puny ratings for NBA basketball on Sunday pushed NBC to the bottom of the ratings list for the night. ABC won it with a 9.8 rating and a 15 share as The Practice, in the 10:00 p.m. hour, produced the best numbers for the night (12.9/21) CBS was in second place with a 9.7/15 thanks to a strong showing by 60 Minutes (11.3/20). Fox finished third with a 7.9/12, followed by NBC with a 5.8/9. (NBC's NBA coverage in the 7:00 p.m. hour drew a dismal 3.5/6.)

Source: Studio Briefing