We’ve already posted some statistics that have grown out of the NC State – Tennessee match-up from last Friday night. But, last night I ran across another number while stumbling through some Tweets in my timeline.
Check out this link to ‘ESPN Mediazone':
ESPNU averaged 1,491,000 viewers (based on a 1.3 rating and 945,000 households) for its telecast of Tennessee beating NC State 35-21, making it the networkâ€™s most-viewed college football game ever.
In case you did not know — as of a few years ago, a 1990s match-up between NC State and East Carolina (I believe one played in Charlotte) held the ‘distinction’ of being the least watched college football game in the history of ESPN2.
I do not know if this ‘viewing record’ has been ‘bested’ in recent years; but, it sure is nice that we can provide a data point to offset the stain that East Carolina helped put on our television reputation some ~15 years ago.