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London Olympics are a hit in Oklahoma City

Media notes: KFOR-4 ranks 12th among NBC affiliates for prime-time coverage
by Mel Bracht Published: August 2, 2012

As in past Olympics, the 2012 London Games are a hit in Oklahoma City. KFOR-4 is tied for 12th among metered NBC affiliates with a 22.5 prime-time average.

KFOR-4's ratings topped at 25.6 Tuesday night, which included the U.S. women's gymnastics team's gold medal in the team competition.

Through Wednesday, NBC is averaging 34.8 million viewers, the most of any non-U.S. Summer Olympics since the 1976 Montreal Olympics. The 34.8 million is 4 million more viewers than Beijing (30.8 million) and 8.6 million more than Athens (26.2 million).

The top 12 NBC affiliates: 1. Salt Lake City, 27.3; 2. Kansas City, 25.4; 3. Denver, 25.2; 4. Milwaukee, 25.1; 5. San Diego, 24.3; 5. Columbus, Ohio, 24.3; 7. Indianapolis, 24.2; 8. Norfolk, Va., 23.4; 8. Richmond, Va., 23.4; 10. West Palm Beach, Fla., 22.7; 10. Albuquerque, N.M., 22.7; 12. Oklahoma City, 22.5; 12. Minneapolis, 22.5.

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Football returns at 7 p.m. Sunday — at least the preseason version — with NFL Network's coverage of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game as the New Orleans Saints face the Arizona Cardinals from Canton, Ohio.

Stacey Dales, a former OU basketball star who is beginning her fourth season with the NFL Network, will report from the sidelines, and the “Thursday Night Football” duo of Brad Nessler and Mike Mayock will call the game. Dales will interview Saints coach Joe Vitt on the pregame show.

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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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