Local TV ratings for the Thunder's first-round series against Houston, which averaged 23.7 for six games, were up 16 percent compared to last year's first-round series against Dallas, which averaged 20.5 for four games. Ratings for the Thunder's second-round opener against Memphis on Sunday on KOCO-5 (22.7) were down 16 percent compared to last year's opener against the L.A. Lakers (27.1). KFOR-4's Kentucky Derby ratings (15.5) were up 78 percent from last year's race (8.8). NBC's 9.7 national rating was up 8 percent from last year.
Sports events April 30-May 6
1. Houston at Oklahoma City, NBA playoffs, Wednesday, TNT 14.6, FSOK 11.5, total 26.1.
2. Oklahoma City at Houston, NBA playoffs, Friday, FSOK 13.4, ESPN 10.9, total 24.3.
3. Memphis at Oklahoma City, NBA playoffs, Sunday, KOCO-5, 22.7.
4. Kentucky Derby, horse racing, Saturday, KFOR-4, 15.5.
5. Indiana at New York, NBA playoffs, Sunday, KOCO-5, 11.5.