A record-breaking audience tuned in to watch the Toronto Raptors break records and make history in Game 4 of their first round series with the Brooklyn Nets.
As the Raptors shattered their playoff scoring record with a 150-point outburst to earn the first-ever series sweep in franchise history, a record 1.3 million viewers tuned in to watch the game on TSN Sunday night.
On Monday, the network took to Twitter to share the figures, including the 67% increase in viewership from last postseason's Round 1 average on TSN.
.@Raptors' Game 4 sweep of the @BrooklynNets became the most-watched Round 1 playoff game ever on @TSN_Sports with 1.3 million tuning in last night, up 67% from last year's Round 1 average on TSN #WeTheNorth- TSN PR (@TSN_PR) August 24, 2020
As mentioned before, the nature of the NBA's restart means that fans only opportunity to catch the Raps is on a television brodcast, although Sunday's Game 4 would have been a designated road game during more typical circumstances.
With that in mind, Toronto is likely to break more viewership records as it continues its pursuit of a second-consecutive NBA title.
The Raptors are back in action on Thursday, Aug. 27 as they open the second round with the Boston Celtics at 6:30 p.m. ET. We'll provide broadcast information for Game 1 and the rest of the series once it is made available.
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