Fox Sports Oklahoma's Clippers-Thunder telecast Wednesday night at Chesapeake Arena broke the network's Thunder ratings record with a 10.0 rating (percent of TV homes). The previous record was 9.8 for the Clippers-Thunders game March 21, also in Oklahoma City.
It marked the 11th time this season a Thunder telecast has earned a 10.0 rating or higher.
All NHL playoff games nationally televised
All the NHL playoff games are being broadcast nationally for the first time in the league's 95-year history. NBC and its cable branches, NBC Sports Network and CNBC — along with NHL Network — will combine to show all the games live as part of the new 10-year TV deal. Local telecasts are allowed for only for the first round.
— Yu Darvish's second start as a Texas Ranger will air regionally on Fox, including KOKH-25, at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Dick Bremer and Mitch Williams will call the game. Tulsa Fox affiliate, KOKI-23, is airing Cardinals-Cubs (Thom Brennaman and Eric Karros).
— CBS' taped coverage of the Chili Bowl Nationals from the Quik Trip Center in Tulsa will air at 1 p.m. Saturday. Ken Stout, Rob Klepper, Dave Argabright and Tony Bokhoven call the action from the Jan. 14 event.
— 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.