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LeBron James' Heat Debut Sets Ratings Record On TNT

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LeBron James may not have led the Miami Heat to victory in his debut with the team Tuesday night, but he was certainly a ratings hit.

The Heat-Celtics game attracted a record audience for TNT, drawing the most viewers ever for a regular-season basketball game on cable.

The season opener drew 7.4 million total viewers.

The previous record, from 14 years ago, was held by a late-season Chicago Bulls game featuring Michael Jordan.