According to Michael McCarthy of USA Today, LeBron James return to Cleveland earned a 5.0 overnight rating, defeating the Philadelphia-Houston game (4.1 overnight rating) on the NFL Network in the process.

The ratings were close but don’t forget that TNT has the household advantage compared to the NFL Network.

In Cleveland, the Heat-Cavs game earned a 25.4 overnight rating compared to 14.9 in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area.