Jeremy Lin has the world buzzing thus, people are watching the New York Knicks in record numbers.
The Knicks said on Tuesday that their past two games were the highest-rated regular season games on MSG since they began tracking household ratings in the 1988-89 season.
Both losses to New Orleans on Friday and New Jersey on Monday were watched in more than 540,000 households and drew ratings above 7.3, which is un-heard of in Knicks land.
Those destroyed the previous high in the regular season, a 6.78 rating for Michael Jordan’s famed “double-nickel” game on March 28, 1995. In that game, he scored 55 points in his first game back at Madison Square Garden since ending his retirement to test out baseball.
Whenever Linsanity ends, MSG will weep and remember these as the good old days.