Ratings watch: Thunder-Grizzles Game 3 manages only 16.9 rating on ESPN

Ratings for Thunder-Grizzlies series down 18 percent from Thunder-Lakers series last year
by Mel Bracht Published: May 14, 2013

Game 3 of the Thunder-Grizzlies playoff series on Saturday afternoon managed only a 16.9 rating, the second-lowest rating ever for a Thunder playoff game. The lowest rating, 14.5, also was a second-round playoff game on ESPN on a Saturday (May 7, 2011) in Memphis. The poor rating lowered the four-game series average to 22.1, 18 percent lower than the first four games of the Thunder-Lakers series last year.

Sports events May 7-13

1. Memphis at Oklahoma City, NBA playoffs, May 7, TNT, 24.7.

2. Oklahoma City at Memphis, NBA playoffs, Monday, TNT, 24.0.

3. Oklahoma City at Memphis, NBA playoffs, Saturday, ESPN, 16.9.

4. The Players Championship fourth round, PGA Tour, Sunday, KFOR-4, 5.7.

5. Miami at Chicago, NBA playoffs, Monday, TNT, 4.9.


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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