Evans Clinchy
Wednesday February 22nd, 2012

It's obvious to everyone under the sun that Jeremy Lin has become quite popular, but here's how popular -- the New York Knicks announced today that their last two games were the highest-rated regular season events on MSG since the network began tracking household ratings in the 1988-89 season, according to the AP.

The last two locally televised Knicks games -- both losses, one Friday to the Hornets and one Monday to the Nets -- were each watched in more than 540,000 households and drew ratings above 7.3. The previous regular-season high was a 6.78 rating for Michael Jordan's first game back at Madison Square Garden post-retirement, on March 28, 1995. Jordan scored 55 points in that game and led the Chicago Bulls to a 113-111 victory.

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