or


[02/04/14 - 10:58 AM]
Men's College Hoops: Syracuse-Duke ESPN's Third Most-Viewed Regular-Season Game
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, February 1.

[via press release from ESPN]

Men's College Hoops: Syracuse-Duke ESPN's Third Most-Viewed Regular-Season Game

· Top Men's College Basketball Game Ever on WatchESPN

· Top 10 Metered Markets & Records for Buffalo and New York City

· Significant Viewership Increase for Saturday Primetime

· Season Audience Growth for ESPN

The ESPN Saturday Primetime Driven by State Farm telecast of then-No. 2 Syracuse defeating then-No. 17 Duke 91-89 in overtime on February 1 is the network's third most-viewed regular-season men's college basketball game on record, averaging 4,745,000 viewers (based on a 2.9 HH US rating which peaked at a 4.4). ESPN's top two most-viewed men's hoops games were also part of the Saturday Primetime series and occurred in the 2007-08 season: Tennessee at Memphis on February 23 (5,281,000 viewers) and North Carolina at Duke on March 8 (5,612,000 viewers).

In addition to a large television audience, the ACC matchup generated 5,600,000 minutes of live viewing and 129,000 unique viewers on WatchESPN, making it the platform's top men's college basketball game ever in total minutes viewed and third highest among unique viewers.

ESPN will televise the second meeting of the season between the ACC teams - which played each other for the first time since the 1998 NCAA Tournament - on February 22.

Top 10 Metered Markets & Records for Buffalo and New York City

Greensboro was the highest-rated metered market for Duke at Syracuse, averaging a 13.1 rating. Raleigh-Durham was second with an 11.4 rating followed by Louisville (7.8), Richmond (7.2), Greenville (6.9), Buffalo (6.7), Charlotte (6.5), Kansas City (6.4), Dayton (5.7) and Norfolk (5.6).

The telecast also set records in Buffalo (6.7 local rating) and New York City (2.8 rating), ranking as ESPN's highest-rated regular-season men's college hoops game in both markets (records date back to 2002).

Significant Viewership Increase for Saturday Primetime

ESPN is experiencing significant audience growth through the first three games of the 2014 Saturday Primetime college basketball series over last season at the same point, averaging 3,133,000 viewers and a 1.9 HH US rating for increases of 25 percent (vs. 2,497,000) and 19 percent (vs. 1.6).

Season Audience Growth for ESPN

Overall, ESPN is posting larger audiences for men's college basketball games over last season at the same point, averaging 1,504,000 viewers and a 1.0 HH US rating, increases of 16 percent (vs. 1,301,000) and 11 percent (vs. 0.9).

Champions Classic Delivers Second & Third Most-Viewed Games of the 2013-14 Season

ESPN's second and third most-viewed games of the season were both from the marquee State Farm Champions Classic doubleheader on November 12.

· Then-No. 2 Michigan State's win over then-No. 1 Kentucky averaged 4,002,000 viewers and a 2.6 HH US rating, making it ESPN's second most-viewed game of the season and the network's second most-viewed non-conference game ever.

· Then-No. 5 Kansas upending then-No. 4 Duke averaged 2,977,000 viewers and a 2.1 HH US rating.





  [february 2014]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[05/31/16 - 01:48 PM]
5.3 Million Viewers Tune-In to the Premiere of History's Epic Event Series "Roots"
History spins the numbers for Monday, May 30.

[05/31/16 - 11:24 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, "The Bachelorette" Hold Off NBC, Stanley Cup Finals
The Alphabet edges out the adults 18-49 crown from the Peacock.

[05/31/16 - 07:23 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NASCAR Coverage Sparks FOX Victory
The network's primetime presentation of the Coca-Cola 600 easily wins the night.

[05/31/16 - 07:18 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Charts with "48 Hours" Repeats
The Eye leads the night with a pair of encores from its perennial newsmagazine.

[05/31/16 - 07:13 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, NBC Share Top Demo Honors
Repeats of "Shark Tank" and "Dateline NBC" power their respective lineups.

[05/31/16 - 07:08 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Holds Off Original Competition with Repeat Lineup
"The Big Bang Theory" leads the night among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[05/27/16 - 10:31 AM]
AMC Is Now Home to Five of the Top 10 Shows on Cable TV and Two of the Top Three Cable Premieres This Television Season
AMC spins the numbers for the season to date.

[05/27/16 - 08:28 AM]
Night 1 of "500 Questions" Dominates Its Thursday Unscripted Competition
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 26.

[05/27/16 - 08:23 AM]
NBC's "The Red Nose Day Special" Draws a 0.6/2 and 2.155 Million Viewers Overall
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 26.

[05/26/16 - 09:16 AM]
NBC's "Sunday Night Football" Is Primetime Television's No. 1 Show for Historic Fifth Consecutive TV Season
NBC spins the numbers for the season to date.

[05/26/16 - 08:58 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "SVU" Top Final Night of May Sweeps
The Peacock wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[05/25/16 - 08:45 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Goes Out on Top for NBC
The Peacock's reality franchise holds off ABC's own season finale of "Dancing with the Stars."

[05/25/16 - 08:30 AM]
"Empire" No. 1 Broadcast Series of 2015-2016 Season
FOX spins the numbers for the season to date.

[05/24/16 - 09:07 AM]
More Than 9.4 Million Watched Exaggerator Win Preakness Stakes on NBC - Up 6% from American Pharoah's 2015 Victory
NBC further spins the numbers for Saturday, May 21.

[05/24/16 - 08:55 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Bachelorette" Return Pushes ABC on Top
The Alphabet wins the night over NBC among adults 18-49.