TV viewership is up for NBA playoffs

NEW YORK (AP) - TV viewership is way up for the NBA playoffs.

Ratings for the Western Conference finals on ESPN increased 32% from the network's conference finals coverage last year. The Eastern Conference finals on TNT were up 30% from its conference finals coverage in 2008.

For the entire playoffs, TNT's ratings were up 19% from a year ago. ESPN's increased 12%.

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