The NBA Opening Night doubleheader averaged 2.78 million viewers on TNT, marking the lowest viewership in nine years.
The number also represented a 16% decline from last year’s opening games.
The Lakers-Nuggets game averaged 2.84 million viewers, making it LeBron James’ least-watched season opener since 2008.
The Suns-Warriors game averaged 2.71 million viewers.
The two games matched up against Game 7 of the Diamondbacks-Phillies National League Championship Series, which averaged 8.99 million viewers.