Ratings watch: KFOR-4 ranks high among NBC affiliates for Winter Olympic coverage

ABC's Thunder-Knicks telecast gets 15.4, team's third-highest rating this season
by Mel Bracht Published: February 11, 2014
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photo - France's Alexis Pinturault makes a jump during Men's super combined downhill training at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
France's Alexis Pinturault makes a jump during Men's super combined downhill training at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

NBC's Winter Olympic coverage from Sochi, Russia, got off to a strong start on KFOR-4, topped by an 18.5 Sunday night, which placed the station 10th among metered markets. The 16.6 ON Monday night ranked sixth among metered markets. ABC's Thunder-Knicks telecast Sunday afternoon got a 15.4 on KOCO-5, the team's third-highest rating this season.

Feb. 4-10

Winter Olympics on KFOR-4

1. Sunday prime time, 18.5.

2. Friday prime time (opening ceremonies), 17.0.

3. Monday prime time, 16.6.

4. Saturday prime time, 16.0.

5. Thursday prime time, 15.3.

Non-Olympic events

1. New York at Oklahoma City, NBA, Sunday, KOCO-5, 15.4.

2. Minnesota at Oklahoma City, NBA, Wednesday, FSOK, 8.6.

3. Oklahoma City at Orlando, NBA, Friday, FSOK, 8.3.

4. Baylor at Oklahoma, men's basketball, Saturday, ESPN2, 3.5.

5. Oklahoma State at Texas Tech, men's basketball, ESPNU, 2.8.


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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