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.