Just as the Chesapeake Energy Arena is generally considered the loudest arena in the NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder fans have placed the Thunder No. 1 in local TV ratings. The Thunder is averaging a 7.9 household rating in Oklahoma City through 26 games on Fox Sports Oklahoma and is the top-rated NBA team on any regional sports network, well ahead of the Miami Heat (5.8 average on Sun Sports) and San Antonio Spurs (5.7 on Fox Sports Southwest).
The Nov. 28 game vs. Houston Rockets averaged a 13.6 and is the highest-rated NBA game on any Fox Sports regional network this season. ABC's Heat-Thunder telecast on Christmas Day set a Thunder regular-season record with a 23.3.
Thanks to the strong Thunder ratings, since the start of the NBA season, FSOK has been the highest-rated cable network in Oklahoma City in prime time.