TNT's Lakers-Thunder telecast breaks Thunder ratings record with 27.1 rating

Previous record was 27.0 for Game 4 of 2011 Western Conference finals
by Mel Bracht Published: May 15, 2012

TNT's telecast of the Oklahoma City Thunder vs. the Los Angeles Lakers Monday night broke the Thunder's ratings record with a 27.1 rating in Oklahoma City. The previous record was 27.0 for ESPN's telecast of Game 4 of the Thunder-Mavericks Western Conference finals series on May 23, 2011. The ratings peaked at 30.6 at 10:30 p.m. The NBA playoffs dominated the ratings last week, including a 9.6 for Game 7 of the Nuggets-Lakers series Saturday night on TNT.

Sports events May 8-14

1. L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City, NBA playoffs, Monday, TNT, 27.1.

2. Denver at L.A. Lakers, NBA playoffs, Saturday, TNT, 9.6.

3. L.A. Lakers at Denver, NBA playoffs, Thursday, TNT, 7.0.

4. Indiana at Miami, NBA playoffs, Sunday, KOCO-5, 6.0.

5. Memphis at L.A. Clippers, NBA playoffs, Friday, ESPN, 5.9.

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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