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.