The Cavaliers’ television ratings on Fox Sports Ohio at the midseason point have an average household rating of 7.29, an increase of 150 percent from last year.
Those ratings are ranked second among regional sports networks in the first half of the NBA season, according to a story in the Sports Business Journal. Only the Spurs’ 8.08 HH rating on Fox Sports Southwest is better among leaguewide RSNs. San Antonio has a 12-percent increase from last year.
The Cavs’ 150-percent change is second highest among NBA teams, eclipsed only by the Bucks’ 323 percent increase on Fox Sports Milwaukee.
It’s the Cavs’ highest midseason rating since 2010 — LeBron James’ last year in Cleveland before leaving in free agency.
James signed with the Heat in 2010, but left to come home in 2014. The Heat’s average rating has plummeted 27 percent compared to last year.