TV Ratings: Record Rating For Thunder in OKC (Also: Heat/Bulls on TNT, MLB on ESPN)


The Oklahoma City Thunder set another ratings record Wednesday night. In other news, Heat/Bulls earned solid numbers for TNT, and ESPN’s Wednesday Night Baseball lost in the ratings to both the NBA and NHL.

  • Clippers/Thunder Sets Record in OKC: Wednesday’s Clippers/Thunder NBA regular season game drew a 10.0 rating on Fox Sports Oklahoma, the highest rating ever for a Thunder regular season telecast on the network. The previous network record was a 9.8 rating for the same match-up several weeks earlier. (The Oklahoman)
  • Heat/Bulls Draws 2.7 Overnight: TNT drew a 2.7 overnight for Thursday’s Heat/Bulls NBA regular season game, up 23% from the teams’ most recent matchup in March (2.2, ESPN). (Turner Sports)
  • Rough Outing For ‘Wednesday Night Baseball’: Wednesday’s non-exclusive Marlins/Phillies MLB regular season game drew just 443,000 viewers on ESPN2, trailing both NBA games on ESPN that night (NY/MIL: 1.684M; GS/POR: 1.114M), and both Stanley Cup playoff games on NBC Sports Network (PHI/PIT: 844K; LA/VAN: 467K). The game did top Red Wings/Predators Game 1 on CNBC (336K). (The Futon Critic)