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TNT has record viewership in NBA first round

Viewership was up 32 percent for the first round of the NBA playoffs on TNT, with 4.2 million average viewers versus the 3.1 million on average who watched last year’s first round games. In the numbers released Monday, TNT outlined double-digit growth across several demographics, including

All viewers 18-34 +38%Â   (1,390,000 vs. 1,008,000)

All viewers 18-49 +37%Â   (2,403,000 vs. 1,757,000)

All viewers 25-54 +32%Â   (2,128,000 vs. 1,615,000)

Men 18-34 +36%Â   (982,000 vs. 721,000)

Men 18-49 +38%Â   (1,729,000 vs. 1,252,000)

Men 25-54 +34%Â   (1,517,000 vs. 1,133,000)

TNT’s postseason success follows its most-watched regular season, when the NBA on TNT averaged a 1.6 U.S. household rating, up 45 percent over last year’s coverage.

(Source: Turner Broadcast Sports)

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A-Rod: “How Could I Be Truthful With Katie Couric or CBS?”

arod_2-9.bmpOne of the stories being discussed on the cablers over the last couple hours has been Alex Rodriguezadmission he used performance-enhancing drugs from 2001-2003.

Rodriguez talked to ESPN’s Peter Gammons today (airing on SportsCenter tonight at 6pmET) in the wake of Sports Illustrated’s report Rodriguez was one of the 104 players that tested positive for steroids in 2003. Over the weekend, Rodriguez’ December 2007 interview with Katie Couric, in which he denied ever even considering using steroids in his career, was referenced by news and sports outlets.

He tells Gammons today: “At the time, I wasn’t being truthful with myself. How could I be truthful with Katie Couric or CBS?”

Click continued to see Rodriguez’ answer to Couric about steroids…

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