Ratings watch: Heat-Thunder telecast tops week with disappointing 11.8 on TNT

Oklahoma City has fifth-best NBA All-Star Game rating with an 8.9
by Mel Bracht Published: February 19, 2013
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One of the Thunder's most-hyped games of the year, against the Miami Heat on TNT, topped the week with a disappointing 11.8 rating (percent of TV homes). It didn't come close to the team's first meeting — 23.3 on Christmas Day on ABC — or even the Thunder's best TNT rating, 14.9 against Dallas on Dec. 27. Oklahoma City had TNT's fifth-best rating among metered markets for the NBA All-Star Game with an 11.8. The men's Bedlam game topped the college telecasts with a 7.7 on KOCB-34.

Sports events Feb. 12-18

1. Miami at Oklahoma City, NBA, Thursday, TNT, 11.8.

2. Oklahoma City at Utah, NBA, Tuesday, FSOK, 10.2.

3. NBA All-Star Game, Sunday, TNT, 8.9.

4. Oklahoma at Oklahoma State, men's basketball, KOCB-34, 7.7.

5. All-Star Saturday Night, Saturday, TNT, 4.8.

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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