Ratings for OKC Thunder-Mavericks playoff series up 28 percent over last year's first-round series

by Mel Bracht Published: May 8, 2012
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The Oklahoma City Thunder-Dallas Mavericks playoff series averaged a combined 20.5 rating, a 28 percent increase over the Thunder's first-round series last season against the Denver Nuggets, which averaged 16.0 in five games. Game 3 Thursday night topped the week with a 22.6 combined rating.

Sports events May 1-7

1. Oklahoma City at Dallas, NBA playoffs, Thursday, TNT 13.5, FSOK 9.1, 22.6 combined

2. Oklahoma City at Dallas, NBA playoffs, Saturday, TNT 9.7, FSOK 7.8, 17.5 combined

3. Kentucky Derby, horse racing, Saturday, KFOR-4, 8.8.

4. L.A. Clippers at Memphis, NBA playoffs, Wednesday, TNT, 7.0.

5. L.A. Lakers at Denver, NBA playoffs, Sunday, TNT, 6.0.

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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