Ratings watch: Thunder-Lakers telecast earns second-highest NBA regular-season rating in OKC

The Sunday afternoon telecast get a 18.9 on KOCO-5.
by Mel Bracht Published: January 29, 2013
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ABC's Thunder-Lakers telecast Sunday afternoon got an 18.9 rating on KOCO-5, the second-highest regular-season rating ever in Oklahoma City behind a 23.3 for the Thunder-Heat telecast on Christmas Day. Sunday's telecast got a 10.6 in Tulsa, also the second-highest regular-season rating for the market, and a 4.9 nationally. Thunder fans stayed up with the team on its West Coast road trip as the three late-night games averaged a 10.3 in Oklahoma City. Ratings for Saturday college basketball: OU-Kansas got a 5.5 on ESPN; West Virginia-OSU scored a 2.9 on ESPNU, and the OU-Baylor women's game got a 1.9 on FSOK.

Sports events Jan. 22-28

1. Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers, NBA, KOCO-5, 18.9

2. Oklahoma City at Sacramento, NBA, Friday, FSOK, 11.3.

3. Oklahoma City at L.A. Clippers, NBA, Tuesday, FSOK, 11.0.

4. Oklahoma City at Golden State, NBA, Wednesday, FSOK, 8.5.

5. Pro Bowl, NFL, Sunday, KFOR-4, 6.4.

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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