More people tuned in to watch the Cavs' first game without LeBron James than any other season opener with him.
The Cavs' win over Boston scored a 10.38 household rating, the highest for an opening night on FSN Ohio, according to figures released today by the network.
That represents almost 158,000 households in the Cleveland/Akron area that watched the game, not to mention the raucous crowd of more than 20,000. The crowd roared throughout the night as if it was a playoff game.
"We really got the sense of the city being behind us since the beginning of the preseason," Anthony Parker said. "Last night, everyone else saw the support we’ve been feeling since training camp."