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ESPN's Fiesta Bowl ratings up 37 percent from last year

FIESTA BOWL — Oklahoma City the top-rated market for Fiesta Bowl viewing with 36.7 rating.
by Mel Bracht Published: January 3, 2012

ESPN's 9.7 fast national ratings for the Fiesta Bowl, Oklahoma State's 41-38 overtime victory over Stanford, were up 37 percent from last year. Oklahoma City and Tulsa ranked No. 1 and 2 among metered markets with 36.7 and 29.2, respectively. In Oklahoma City, the rating was up slightly from a 35.1 for last year's game between OU and Connecticut. ESPN's fast national Rose Bowl ratings of 11.8 was down 10 percent from last year. Oklahoma City (16.5) and Tulsa (14.1) ranked sixth and ninth among metered markets.

Sports events Dec. 27-Jan. 2

1. Oklahoma State vs. Stanford, Fiesta Bowl, Monday, ESPN, 36.7.

2. Oklahoma vs. Iowa, Insight Bowl, Friday, ESPN, 29.3.

3. Dallas at NY Giants, NFL, Sunday, KFOR-4, 18.8.

4. Oregon vs. Wisconsin, Rose Bowl, Monday, ESPN, 16.5.

5. Kansas City at Denver, NFL, Sunday, KWTV-9, 14.6.

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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