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Ratings watch: Cotton Bowl rating tops big week of football

KOKH-25 gets 35.1 rating for Texas A&M's rout of Oklahoma
by Mel Bracht Published: January 9, 2013

Fox's telecast of the Cotton Bowl topped last week with a 35.1 rating on KOKH-25. The Sooners showed a 20 percent ratings increase from their appearance in the Insight Bowl last year (29.3). ESPNU's telecast of the Heart of Dallas Bowl, matching OSU and Purdue on Jan. 1, got only a 12.1 rating in Oklahoma City. OSU's rating was down drastically from its appearance in the Fiesta Bowl last year (36.7). The Thunder's top rating was 11.5 on FSOK for the game against Brooklyn on Wednesday night.

Sports events Jan. 1-7

1. Oklahoma vs. Texas A&M, Cotton Bowl, Friday, KOKH-25, 35.1.

2. Alabama vs. Notre Dame, BCS Championship, Monday, ESPN, 21.2.

3. Seattle at Washington, NFL playoffs, Sunday, KOKH-25, 17.4.

4. Indianapolis at Baltimore, NFL playoffs, Sunday, KWTV-9, 16.9.

5. Minnesota at Green Bay, NFL playoffs, Saturday, KFOR-4, 16.5.

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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