Big ratings for LeBron James announcement
The 9 p.m. program -- dubbed "The Decision" -- was also likely the most-watched program of the night on cable or broadcast.
The top three local markets were Cleveland (26.0 metered market rating); Columbus (14.2) and Miami (12.8). Chicago ranked sixth with a 10.7 rating and New York ranked seventh with a 10.4 rating.
By comparison, ESPN's exclusive interview with Tiger Woods back in March only pulled a 0.4 rating and the net's Alex Rodriguez exclusive interview in February drew a 0.9.
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