Wednesday night’s game between the Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs, featuring the debut of Victor Wembanyama, averaged a 1.7 rating with 2.99 million viewers on ESPN.
The numbers represent the most-watched opening week game on the network since 2018.
The game peaked at 3.9 million viewers.
The first half of the network’s doubleheader between the Celtics and Knicks averaged 2.55 million viewers and peaked at 4.35 million viewers.
The average viewership nearly matched the NBA Opening Night averages of 2.78 million viewers.