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New Orleans TV Rating Up -- 1.6M Viewers saw FAU dismantle Memphis

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The New Orleans Bowl faced a sparse crowd but the game was a success for ESPN.    ;D

The R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl pitting FAU against Memphis was the most watched New Orleans Bowl since the inaugural game drawing 1.6 million viewers.

Overall of the 32 bowl games the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl was 26th among the bowl games in viewer-ship.

Games drawing a smaller TV audience than the New Orleans Bowl:

- Hawaii Bowl matching East Carolina and Boise State

- Texas Bowl pitting Houston and TCU

- The Humanitarian Bowl matching Georgia Tech and Fresno State

- The Insight.com Bowl pitting Oklahoma State against Indiana

- The International Bowl in Toronto featuring Rutgers vs. Ball State

- The GMAC Bowl in Mobile for its Tulsa vs. Bowling Green game


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From the CUSA Board:


From least watched to most watched bowl games.

2007-2008 Bowl Game Viewership
Household Impressions:

Texas Bowl: TCU 20, Houston 13, NFL Network:
326,650

Insight Bowl: Oklahoma State 49, Indiana 33, NFL Network:
458,918

Roady's Humanitarian Bowl: Fresno State 40, Georgia Tech 28, ESPN2:
745,082

GMAC Bowl: Tulsa 63, Bowling Green 7, ESPN:
1,096,521

Sheraton Hawaii Bowl: East Carolina 41, Boise State 38, ESPN:
1,415,395

International Bowl: Rutgers 52, Ball State 30, ESPN:
1,528,141

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: Florida Atlantic 44, Memphis 27, ESPN2:
1,561,000
  ;D

PetroSun Independence Bowl: Alabama 30, Colorado 24, ESPN:
1,828,965

New Mexico Bowl: New Mexico 23, Nevada 0, ESPN:
1,888,695

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: California 42, Air Force 36, ESPN:
1,928,556

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl: Utah 35, Navy 32, ESPN:
1,932,246

Papajohns.com Bowl: Cincinnati 31, Southern Miss 21, ESPN2:
2,167,420

Pioneer PureVision Las Vegas Bowl: Brigham Young 17, UCLA 16, ESPN:
2,390,098

Brut Sun Bowl: Oregon 56, USF 21, CBS:
2,554,678

Valero Alamo Bowl: Penn State 24, Texas A&M 17, ESPN:
2,568,881

Motor City Bowl: Purdue 51, Central Michigan 48, ESPN:
2,584,994

Konica Minolta Gator Bowl: Texas Tech 31, Virginia 28, CBS:
2,960,799

Outback Bowl: Tennessee 21, Wisconsin 17, ESPN:
3,260,313

Emerald Bowl: Oregon State 21, Maryland 14, ESPN:
3,463,061

Champs Sports Bowl: Boston College 24, Michigan State 21, ESPN:
3,561,309

Meineke Car Care Bowl: Wake Forest 24, Connecticut 10, ESPN:
3,607,429

Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl: Kentucky 35, Florida State 28, ESPN:
3,883,875

AT&T Cotton Bowl: Missouri 38, Arkansas 7, Fox:
3,974,484

AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Mississippi State 10, UCF 3, ESPN:
3,986,674*

Pacific Life Holiday Bowl: Texas 52, Arizona State 34, ESPN:
4,223,682

Chick-Fil-A Bowl: Auburn 23, Clemson 20 (OT), ESPN:
4,919,331

Allstate Sugar Bowl: Georgia 41, Hawai'i 10, Fox:
7,850,519]

FedEx Orange Bowl: Kansas 24, Virginia Tech 21, Fox:
8,345,715

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: West Virginia 48, Oklahoma 28, Fox:
8,736,935

Capital One Bowl: Michigan 41, Florida 35, ABC:
10,301,679

Rose Bowl presented by Citi: Southern California 49, Illinois 17, ABC:
12,531,880

Allstate BCS National Championship: LSU 38, Ohio State 24, Fox:
16,291,263

*3rd highest rated out of 21 ESPN Network Bowl Games for 2007-2008.

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Awesome thanks for sharing!

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I wasn't sure about the facts here and looked them up. I found out the ratings were 1.6 million HOUSEHOLDS. That is different from 1.6 million viewers.

I worked at a TV station while I was living in Georgia. We used Nielsen. I don't remember how many viewers per household are used by Nielsen but generally there is more than one viewer per household. The demographics for per household may vary per region. I don't remember. Since I was not in the programing dept, I didn't deal with the ratings too much. I did see the book every qtr and sat in on meetings to discuss them after they arrived.

Anyway, there may have been anywhere from 3-5 million viewers that night. Thats a reasonable estimate.

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What was awesome about playing that game on Friday night, it was the only game on and walking up & down Burbon ST. after the game in celebration, it was great to see all TV's in every bar showing the re-play of the game.
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I was selected to do a Nielsen Survey back in the eighties for survey and I'm pretty sure it is 4 over a period of one month.

Bytor, I was talking to my wife about the same thing the other night. You kind of get the initial hit of the bowls in the begining and not burned out after watching 15 of them.
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This is excellent.

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yah i mean my household had 10+ people at it so the 1.6 households is a great thing!
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I emailed the NFF on a link in one of those articles. I got a reponse. I over estimated the actual viewers by quite a bit. They must have this down to a science.

He sent me a PDF of total actual viewers for each bowl game this year covered by ESPN. FAU did very well I think.  The bowl aired by ESPN with the most viewers was the Chick-Fil-A Bowl, Clemson vs Auburn with 7.5M viewers. 4.9M households.

Some games, according the the PDF report were run on both ESPN and ESPN2.

The AVG # of viewers per game on ESPN was 3,910,174
The AVG # of Viewers per game on ESPN2 was 1,945,211

I wish there was somewhere to save the report to link it to the board. Can I save it to one of the photo sites and link it?



My Response from the NFF:

See attached. It's the P2+ Column for actual viewers. The New Orleans Bowl had 2,127,122 viewers.

Philip Marwill
Director of Communications
The National Football Foundation &
College Hall of Fame, Inc.
245 East 81st Street
Suite 3R
New York, NY 10028

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Great info. The Texas Bowl and Insight Bowl (lowest numbers of all) were screwed because they were played on the NFL Network and most people don't get the NFL Network. Anyhow, the numbers for the N.O. Bowl look pretty good. Hopefully some wealthy potential donors tuned in to find out what FAU football is all about  ;D

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