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TV briefs: Record ratings for TNT with NBA playoffs; Jason Terry on Sirius/XM

By RODNEY HO/, originally filed Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Atlanta-based TNT benefited from a super competitive NBA West Conference game 7 finals last night and pulled in the biggest NBA ratings ever for a cable telecast.

The 15.9 million total viewers was also the most for any TNT telecast in the network's 28-year history.

The Golden State Warriors, led by superstar Stephen Curry, took down the Oklahoma City Thunder Monday night, coming back from a 3-1 deficit.

When the Warriors won, viewership peaked at nearly 20 million.

More than 7 million people stuck around for the after show "Inside the NBA," a record for that telecast as well.

The seven games averaged nearly 10 million viewers.

Turner's TV Everywhere platforms drew an additional one million unique viewers.


HOUSTON, TX - MARCH 14: Jason Terry #31 of the Houston Rockets celebrates a three-point basket against the Memphis Grizzlies during their game at the Toyota Center on March 14, 2016 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Jason Terry, a former Atlanta Hawk from 1999 to 2004, will host a new weekly show on SiriusXM on its 24/7 NBA channel beginning tomorrow (June 1) from 7 to 8 p.m. He is currently on the Houston Rockets.

According to the press release:

The Runway with Jason “The Jet” Terry will air every Wednesday on SiriusXM NBA Radio, which is available nationwide on satellite radios (Sirius channel 207, XM channel 86) and on the SiriusXM app.  Terry and co-host Justin Termine will take calls from listeners across the country and discuss the headline news from around the NBA, as Terry shares his perspective on the league as an active player and longtime veteran.

One of the NBA’s greatest shooters, Terry has scored 18,408 points in his career, and his 2,169 three-point field goals made is ranked number one among all active players and third on the all-time list.  He won a NBA championship with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011 and was named the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year in 2009.  Selected 10th overall by the Atlanta Hawks in the 1999 NBA Draft out of the University of Arizona, he played five season with the Hawks, eight seasons with the Mavericks, a season each with the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets, and is going into his third season with the Houston Rockets.

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