NBA sets regular-season attendance records for 2023-24

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The NBA saw record numbers in attendance for regular-season games this season. The records include all-time highs in total and average attendance, in the percentage of capacity teams sold seats for and for sellouts.

It is the second straight year the NBA set new records in those categories. It drew roughly 300,000 more fans into its arenas this season than last (22,536,341 in all) and averaged 18,322 per game. There were 872 sellouts across the league, the NBA said, which was 81 more than last season.

Seventy-one percent of games sold out and ten teams sold out each of their home games (Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat, Minnesota Timberwolves, Philadelphia 76ers Phoenix Suns and Sacramento Kings).

The league also released viewer data for its social and media digital media consumption.

It found that LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Victor Wembanyama and Luka Dončić were, by far, its most viewed players along those platforms, and the only ones who surpassed an aggregate of one billion views.

The most-watched play this season across the NBA’s social and media digital media platforms was a steal by Dončić that led to a pass to Kyrie Irving and an alley oop dunk by Derrick Jones Jr. That highlight, the NBA said, has had 250 million views since it occurred on March 21 against the Utah Jazz.

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