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Media notes: Oklahoma City ranks as second-highest market for ESPN's NBA Draft coverage

ESPN sets record with 3.1 national overnight rating
by Mel Bracht Published: June 27, 2014

Oklahoma City ranked as ESPN’s second-highest market for NBA Draft with a 6.3 rating. ESPN set a record with a national 3.1 overnight rating, up 19 percent over last year.

ESPN’s top 10 markets: Louisville, 7.1; Oklahoma City, 6.3; Memphis, 5.4; Raleigh-Durham, N.C., 5.2; Cleveland, 5.1; Greensboro, N.C., 5.0; Philadelphia, 4.1; Miami, Fla., 4.1; Salt Lake City, 4.1; San Antonio, 4.0.

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Tim Brando, former host of CBS’ “College Football Today” studio show, has joined Fox Sports as a college football and basketball play-by-play announcer.

Former NFL official Mike Carey has joined the CBS broadcast team for coverage of “Thursday Night Football” and Sunday games. Carey, who spent 24 years as an NFL official, will provide rules analysis and interpretation.

ESPN has acquired U.S. rights to Canadian Football League games through a multiyear agreement, beginning this season. ESPN will present at least 86 games in 2014, with 17 or more contests to be televised on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNEWS, including the 102nd Grey Cup. Coverage begins at 2 p.m. Saturday with Montreal at Calgary on ESPN2.

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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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