Fox's NFC Championship Game telecast Sunday was the third most-watched conference championship ever with 57.6 million viewers, training only the 1982 Cowboys-49ers NFC final (68.7 million viewers on CBS) and the 2010 Vikings-Saints final (57.9 million viewers on Fox). The telecast received a 30.6 fast-national rating, including a 25.7 on KOKH-25.
College basketball ratings continued to struggle as shown by KOCB-34's Saturday doubleheader of Kansas State-OSU (2.7) and OU-Texas A&M (3.4). The Texas-OU women's game Saturday on FSOK managed only a 0.4.
Sports events Jan. 17-23
1. N.Y. Giants at San Francisco, NFC championship, Sunday, KOKH-25, 25.7.
2. Baltimore at New England, AFC championship, Sunday, KWTV-9, 23.5.
3. Oklahoma City at New Jersey, NBA, Saturday, FSOK, 6.2.
4. Detroit at Oklahoma City, NBA, Monday, FSOK, 6.0.
5. Oklahoma City at Washington, NBA, Wednesday, FSOK, 5.0.