|Record overnight rating for NBA draft on ESPN|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 27 June 2014 05:45|
The telecast Thursday had a 3.1 overnight rating, according to Nielsen, a 19 percent increase from last year's 2.6 mark.
The previous record for the draft was 2.7 overnight in 2003, the first year the network televised it. James was the first pick that year in a top five that included Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.