ESPN posted huge viewership for summer league thanks to Lakers

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The Lonzo Ball effect is real.

ESPN viewership for Las Vegas Summer League broadcasts were up 112 percent from last year, the network announced Wednesday.

Average viewership doubled from 369,000 to 783,000. The most watched game saw over one million viewers, with an additional streaming audience of 57,000.

All but one of the top seven most-viewed games featured the Los Angeles Lakers, who won the 2017 LVSL title earlier this week. The main intrigue - from his game down to his shoes - was tournament MVP Ball.

Date Telecast Viewership (P2+)
July 8 Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Lakers 1106000
July 7 LA Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers 879000
July 17 Portland Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Lakers* 836000
July 13 Los Angeles Lakers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers 780000
July 16 Los Angeles Lakers vs. Dallas Mavericks 763000
July 8 Philadelphia 76ers vs. Golden State Warriors 736000
July 12 Philadelphia 76ers vs. Los Angeles Lakers 585000
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