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OKC Thunder sets another TV ratings record

by Mel Bracht Modified: May 18, 2011 at 12:03 pm •  Published: May 18, 2011

The Oklahoma City Thunder set another ratings record Tuesday night, earning a 25.1 rating for Game 1 of the Western Conference finals on ESPN.

The Thunder broke its mark of 24.0 for Game 5 of Thunder-Grizzlies playoff series on May 11 on TNT.

The ratings are a percentage of the TV households in the Oklahoma City market.

Here are the Thunder's top five-rated telecasts:

1.       Thunder at Mavericks, Western Conference finals Game 1, May 17, 2011, ESPN, 25.1.

2.       Grizzlies at Thunder, Western Conference semifinals Game 5, May 11, 2011, TNT, 24.0.

3.       Grizzlies at Thunder, Western Conference semifinals Game 7, May 15, 2011, KOCO-5, 23.4.

4.       Thunder at Grizzlies, Western Conference semifinals Game 6, May 13, 2011, ESPN, 22.5.

5.       Lakers at Thunder, Western Conference quarterfinals Game 6, April 30, 2010, TNT 13.9, FSOK 7.5, 21.4.

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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