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Eric Crawford just confirmed on twitter that ESPN is trying to broker a marquee matchup for us next year. Thank God.
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ratings must have been pretty good last night?
But why? They hate us.......
not if we're making them money.
Ain't that the truth!!!
We are going to be in their flagship conference now and they will start kissing our asses again like they did back when we saved their Thursday night ratings.
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'Sugar Bowl' Up; Combined Overnight Ratings for 'Rose Bowl', 'Orange Bowl' & 'Sugar Bow'l Rise Over 2012
Categories: Network TV Press Releases
Written By Sara Bibel
January 3rd, 2013
via press release:
January 3, 2013
Sugar Bowl Up; Combined Overnight Ratings for Rose Bowl, Orange Bowl & Sugar Bowl Rises over 2012
The overnight rating for ESPN’s Allstate Sugar Bowl telecast – No. 21 Louisville defeating No. 3 Florida 33-23 – is up 2 percent over last year. The Game, which saw Louisville hold a 30-10 lead heading into the fourth quarter, averaged a 6.4 overnight rating. The 2012 Allstate Sugar Bowl, No. 13 Michigan defeating No. 11 Virginia Tech 23-20 in overtime, averaged a 6.3 metered market rating.
ESPN’s first three Bowl Championship Series telecasts of 2013 – the Rose Bowl Game Presented by VIZIO, Discover Orange Bowl and Allstate Sugar Bowl – combined is averaging a 7.5 metered market rating, according to Nielsen. The three-game average marks an increase of 9 percent over a 6.9 average overnight rating for the corresponding three BCS bowls in 2012.
In the markets of participating teams, the Allstate Sugar Bowl was the highest-rated ESPN bowl game telecast in Louisville on record (back to 2000) with a 28.4 average rating. It was also the third highest-rated ESPN bowl game telecast in Jacksonville (16.0 rating) and Orlando (14.1 rating) behind the 2012 and 2011 BCS National Championship games, respectively, in each market. The telecast also averaged a 23.5 in Birmingham, 17.2 in New Orleans, 12.4 in Knoxville, 12.1 in Atlanta, 12.0 in Tampa and 11.5 in West Palm Beach.
ESPN & the BCS
ESPN's third year of exclusive coverage of the five BCS matchups will continue tonight with the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl (Thursday, Jan. 3) and Discover BCS National Championship Game (Monday, Jan. 7). Overall, ESPN, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes and WatchESPN will present all five BCS Bowl games with ESPN 3D also televising Allstate Sugar Bowl and Discover BCS National Championship Game.
Awesome, I was about to post a question on how the win and ACC move might affect our future schedule
While I like the idea of playing better teams on our schedule, I don't like the fact that ESPN is directly involved in managing college athletics. It's a main source of all this league shifting and overall is bad for college sports.
i was kind of suprised they didn't talk up our move to the acc a bit more than they did last night. Maybe the head hanchos that wanted unconn to replace maryland instead of us are still butt hurt they didn't get thier way.
Remember everyone, Louisville is not a TV draw.
A neutral site marquee game is exactly the ticket. We won't get anybody to agree to a home and home of note. With Teddy being a Heisman frontrunner, ESPN has something to really sell. I bet we play an elite team in September before we go to Commonwealth.
@ that 28.4 market rating in Louisville. We even beat out the football fanatics in Birmingham who've been the biggest CFB market for a decent clip. Can somebody pinch me? I still can't tell if I've died and gone to heaven or not. All this is still absolutely unreal to me.
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with this huge win and now espn going to bat so soon after it to get us a marquee game for next season, I just have to wonder what the big wigs in the big 12 must be thinking right about now.
I am guessing its Boise State but hopefully something huge at a neutral site. Notre Dame at Lucas Oil Stadium would be off the charts. ESPN found out three things last night. 1) Teddy Ballgame will be preseason All American and Heisman candidate. 2) Our fans do care about football and bring a throng of fans and 3) These kids can flat out play some football.
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ESPN has been looking for another match-up to be at Cowboys stadium for next year, so that's a possibility.
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