Game 1 of the Thunder/Spurs series was up slightly from last year in Oklahoma City. In other news, overnights for the PGA Tour were mixed over the weekend, and the NASCAR Nationwide Series had a double-digit rise on ABC.
- Slight Uptick For Thunder WCF Opener in OKC: Game 1 of the Thunder/Spurs NBA Western Conference Finals drew a 25.6 rating on TNT Oklahoma City, up 2% from Thunder/Mavericks Game 1 on ESPN last year (25.1), but lower than four of the five games in the Thunder/Lakers series (Game 3 drew a 23.4). (The Oklahoman)
- Catching Up With the PGA Tour: Final round coverage of the PGA Tour Crowne Plaza Invitational drew a 1.9 overnight rating on CBS Sunday afternoon, down 10% from last year (2.1), but up 90% from 2010 (1.0). On Saturday, third round action drew a 1.2, up 9% from last year (1.1), and up 33% from 2010 (0.9). One week earlier, final round action at the Byron Nelson Invitational drew a 1.9 final rating, up 36% from last year (1.4), and up 27% from 2010 (1.5), while third round coverage drew a 1.1 — flat compared to last year (1.1), and up 22% from 2010 (0.9). (Sports Business Daily , )
- Nationwide Series Up on ABC: The NASCAR Nationwide Series History 300 from Charlotte drew a 1.6 overnight rating on ABC Saturday afternoon, up 14% from last year (1.4). The race topped third round action of the PGA Crowne Plaza Invitational (1.2) head-to-head. (ESPN)