Media notebook: Fox Sports Oklahoma breaks Thunder ratings record with 10.0 for Clippers telecast

Ratings for 11 Thunder telecasts have broken into double figures this season.
by Mel Bracht Published: April 12, 2012

— ABC's “Sunday Showcase” doubleheader has Miami at New York at noon (Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy and reporter Lisa Salters) and Dallas at L.A. Lakers at 2:30 p.m. (Mike Tirico, Hubie Brown and reporter Heather Cox).

— Salters has been named the new sideline reporter for ESPN's “Monday Night Football.” ESPN used a rotation of sideline reporters last season for the program.

— Fifteen of the world's top female college basketball seniors have been invited to the WNBA Draft on Monday at ESPN's headquarters in Bristol, Conn. Coverage of the first round will begin at 1 p.m. on ESPN2, followed by the second and third rounds on ESPNU and NBA TV from 2-4:30 p.m.

— The next edition of HBO's “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel,” 9 p.m. Tuesday, includes interviews with Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon and Lakers forward Pau Gasol.

— Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown joins NBA TV's “GameTime” studio show at 10 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Saturday.

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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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