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 5 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.