Ratings for the Thunder's first two playoff telecasts are up 55 percent from the Thunder's first two playoff games last year against the Denver Nuggets. Game 2 of the Mavs-Thunder series topped the week with a combined 22.6 rating on TNT (13.1) and Fox Sports Oklahoma (9.5). Local ratings for ESPN's coverage of the first round of the NFL draft were down 41 percent from last year despite OSU stars Justin Blackmon and Brandon Weeden being selected.
Sports events April 24-30
1. Dallas at Oklahoma City, NBA playoffs, Monday, TNT 13.1, FSOK 9.5 (22.6 combined)
2. Dallas at Oklahoma City, NBA playoffs, Saturday, ESPN 13.8, FSOK 5.3 (19.1 combined)
3. Denver at Oklahoma City, NBA, Wednesday, FSOK, 10.1.
4. Sacramento at Oklahoma City, NBA, Tuesday, FSOK, 9.6.
5. NFL Draft, Thursday, ESPN, 6.1.