Midday update: Louisville tops NBA Draft television markets
Russ Smith responded in a forceful and determined way after watching the teams he worked out for take passes on him during the NBA Draft. In fact, he said he had resigned himself to going undrafted when the Philadelphia 76ers took him with the 47th pick, then traded him to New Orleans. Now, he says, he’s determined more than ever before. Read my column about it here.
— Rick Bozich did the heavy lifting on the NBA Draft for WDRB Thursday night — read his wrap-up of Julius Randle, James Young and Noah Vonleh. Click to read
— The NBA Draft earned a 7.2 rating for ESPN in the Louisville market, a 12 share, according to The Nielsen Co., which not only was the best sports rating of the day in the city, but the highest rating for any of the metered markets nationally. The rating represents nearly 50,000 households in the Louisville market. Oklahoma City was the No. 2 market nationally, followed by Memphis, Raleigh-Durham and Cleveland. The Draft’s 3.1 overnight was its highest ever for ESPN, up 19 percent from a year ago. More from this ESPN release.