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Oklahoma City ranked as No. 2 market nationally for TNT's coverage of NBA All-Star Game

NBA All-Star telecast on TNT received 10.1 rating in Oklahoma City
by Mel Bracht Published: February 27, 2012

Oklahoma City ranked as the second-highest-rated market with a 10.1 rating for TNT's coverage of the NBA All-Star Game. The Sunday night telecast received a 5.4 national overnight rating, the second highest-rated overnight since a 5.9 in 2005, despite facing strong competition from the Academy Awards on ABC.

Miami-Ft. Lauderdale ranked No. 1 with a 10.5, followed by Oklahoma City 10.1, Orlando-Daytona Beach 9.7; Chicago 8.7 and Los Angeles 8.3.

Oklahoma City was well represented for the game with Thunder stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, Thunder coach Scott Brooks and L.A. Clippers star Blake Griffin, a former OU star who grew up in the city.

The 10.1 was Oklahoma City's highest NBA All-Star rating since it became a metered market in 1999. Tulsa also set a record at 3.6.

For the NBA All-Star Saturday Night coverage on TNT, Oklahoma City ranked fourth with a 6.9. Miami led the way with 9.4. TNT earned a 4.4 national overnight rating, the second- highest rating for the event.

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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