Fox Sports Oklahoma’s Lakers-Thunder telecast on Tuesday earned a 3.9 rating, the network’s best Thunder rating and three times last season’s average. Last season’s high was a 2.8 for a Celtics game on Nov. 5.
KSBI-52’s record is a 4.3 for last season’s opener against Milwaukee.
Short takes→"Fox NFL Sunday,” 10 a.m. to noon Sunday, will broadcast from Afghanistan as a tribute to U.S. servicemen and women. Curt Menefee, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Michael Strahan, Jimmy Johnson and Jay Glazer will make the trip for the show just three days before Veteran’s Day. →ESPN’s "College GameDay,” 9-11 a.m. Saturday, will originate from Colorado Springs, Colo., to preview the Army-Air Force game. →Bob Wischusen and former Michigan quarterback Brian Griese will call the Oklahoma State at Iowa State game at 2:30 p.m. Saturday on ABC. →ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 will combine for nine hours of coverage from the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Arcadia, Calif.: 2:30 p.m.-6 p.m. today on ESPN2, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday on ABC and 2:30-6 p.m.