Ratings Watch: April 27-May 3

Oklahoman Published: May 5, 2010
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Game 6 of the Thunder-Lakers series Friday night set network and team records. It was ESPN’s most-viewed first-round playoff game ever with 3,582,000 households and 4,833,000 viewers. ESPN’s 3.6 rating tied the record set in the 2004 Rockets-Lakers series.

In Oklahoma City, the combined 21.4 rating — 13.9 on ESPN and 7.5 on Fox Sports Oklahoma — made it the highest-rated Thunder telecast ever. The previous high was Game 4 with a 20.6 total (ESPN, 16.0; FSOK, 4.6). FSOK also set its Thunder record with the 7.5.

Sports events April 27-May 3

1. L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City, NBA playoffs, Friday night, ESPN, 13.9; FSOK, 7.5; total, 21.4.

2. Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers, NBA playoffs, April 27, TNT, 9.7; FSOK, 6.3; total, 16.0.

3. Kentucky Derby, horse racing, Saturday, KFOR-4, 8.6.

4. Richmond International, NASCAR Sprint Cup, Saturday, KOKH-25, 4.4.

5. Utah at L.A. Lakers, NBA playoffs, Sunday, KOCO-5, 3.1.


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