The Pacers win over the Heat on Tuesday was must-watch TV for many basketball fans and the ratings released following the game show there were a lot of basketball fans.
The game produced the highest rating ever for NBA TV with an average of 920,000 viewers tuned in to see Roy Hibbert and the Pacers muscle their way past the Heat.
The local television broadcast also hit ratings heights never before seen for FOX Sports Indiana with a 9.33 household rating in Indianapolis, which peaked at 13.7 at the end of the game. The average rating set a record, surpassing the previous high set Feb. 4, 2003 vs. the Los Angeles Lakers. For the season, FSI is averaging a 4.4 rating which is now 133 percent higher than last season.
The Fieldhouse kept rocking on Wednesday night when Justin Timberlake took over the spotlight. Roy Hibbert went back to the office with his teammates to take in the show and celebrate his 27th birthday. Timberlake made it a special night for Hibbert by leading the entire Fieldhouse in singing 'Happy Birthday' to the Big Dawg.
JT also took time out to snap photos following the game in the locker room.
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