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by Mel Bracht Modified: January 13, 2011 at 3:58 pm •  Published: January 13, 2011

The Dallas Cowboys remain Oklahoma City's most popular NFL team, according to Nielsen ratings compiled for the 2010 season. The Cowboys averaged a 14.1 rating for 16 telecasts, down from 14.4 in 2009.

The Minnesota Vikings finished second with a 12.9 average for 10 telecasts, followed by the St. Louis Rams with a 12.4 average for 11 telecasts and the Kansas City Chiefs, an 8.1 average for eight telecasts.

Led by former OU quarterback Sam Bradford, the Rams finished strong with an 18.7 in their season finale against Seattle on NBC. Next season they likely will overtake the Vikings, who had only two telecasts here in the final seven weeks of the season.

Short takes

* KSBI-52 has picked up a package of six Big 12 men's basketball games — Kansas at Colorado, Jan. 25; Nebraska at Kansas State, Feb. 2; Nebraska at Baylor, Feb. 9; Iowa State at Texas A&M, Feb. 16; Iowa State at Texas, Feb. 22; and Missouri at Nebraska, March 1. All games will air at 7 p.m.

* NBA TV will present a sit-down conversation with Hall of Famers Bill Russell, Julius Erving, Bill Walton, and Bob Lanier when it premieres “NBA Roundtable: Legends Journeys” at 5:30 p.m. today.

* ESPN2's Big Monday women's basketball series debuts Monday No. 2 Connecticut at No. 11 North Carolina at 6 p.m. No. 15 OU travels to Connecticut on Feb. 14.

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by Mel Bracht
Copy Editor, Sports Media
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...
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