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Record rating for NBA draft on ESPN

Friday - 6/27/2014, 8:00pm  ET

Syracuse's Tyler Ennis answers questions during an interview after being selected 18th overall by the Phoenix Suns during the 2014 NBA draft, Thursday, June 26, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NEW YORK (AP) -- The NBA draft delivered its highest rating on ESPN, surpassing the mark set 11 years ago when LeBron James was the No. 1 pick.

The telecast Thursday night had a 2.3 rating, according to Nielsen.

NBA Digital also said Friday it showed record growth in the U.S., with a 108 percent jump in mobile application unique users for the week. It also saw a 46 percent increase in visits and a 32 percent leap in page views on draft night from last year.


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