NBA draft scores its highest rating on ESPN, surpassing LeBron draft from 2003



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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 — 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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