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TV Ratings For Bowl games (FAU 3.5 Million Viewers)

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TV Ratings For Bowl games (FAU 3.5 Million Viewers)

FAU finished the bowl season with 3.44 Million viewers on ESPN, good for 21st overall and ahead of 13 other bowl games (though 2 games were shown on the NFL network). The Troy/Southern Miss game was the least watched bowl game (1.3 million) of the 32 network tv or ESPN games, and the FAU game viewership more than doubled that of the USF Memphis Game (1.66 million).

1. BCS National Championship Florida 24, Oklahoma 14 Jan. 8, 8 p.m. FOX 26.767
2. Rose USC 38, Penn State 24 Jan. 1, 4:30 p.m. ABC 20.603
3. Tostitos Fiesta Texas 24, Ohio State 21 Jan. 5, 8 p.m. FOX 17.056
4. Allstate Sugar Utah 31, Alabama 17 Jan. 2, 8 p.m. FOX 13.369
5. Capital One Georgia 24, Michigan State 12 Jan. 1, 1 p.m. ABC 10.839
6. FedEx Orange Virginia Tech 20, Cincinnati 7 Jan. 1, 8:30 p.m. FOX 9.319
7. Champs Sports Florida State 42, Wisconsin 13 Dec. 27, 4:30 p.m. ESPN 7.059
8.Konica Minolta Gator Nebraska 26, Clemson 21 Jan. 1, 1 p.m. CBS 6.603
9. Emerald California 24, Miami 17 Dec. 27, 8 p.m. ESPN 6.508
10. AT&T Cotton Ole Miss 47, Texas Tech 34 Jan. 2, 2 p.m. FOX 6.407
11. Pacific Life Holiday Oregon 42, Oklahoma State 31 Dec. 30, 8 p.m. ESPN 6.220
12. Valero Alamo Missouri 30, Northwestern 23 Dec. 29, 8 p.m. ESPN 6.076
13. Meineke Car Care West Virginia 31, North Carolina 30 Dec. 27, 1 p.m. ESPN 5.881
14. Chick-fil-A LSU 38, Georgia Tech 3 Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m. ESPN 5.635
15. Poinsettia TCU 17, Boise State 16 Dec. 23, 8 p.m. ESPN 5.061
16. Sheraton Hawaii Notre Dame 49, Hawaii 21 Dec. 24, 8 p.m. ESPN 4.413
17. Outback Iowa 31, South Carolina 10 Jan. 1, 11 a.m. ESPN 4.093
18. Gaylord Hotels Music City Vanderbilt 16, Boston College 14 Dec. 31, 3:30 p.m. ESPN 3.646
19. AutoZone Liberty Kentucky 25, East Carolina 19 Jan. 2, 5 p.m. ESPN 3.607
20. Brut Sun Oregon State 3, Pittsburgh 0 Dec. 31, 2 p.m. CBS 3.475
21. Motor City Florida Atlantic 24, Central Mich. 21 Dec. 26, 7:30 p.m. ESPN 3.437
22. New Mexico Colorado State 40, Fresno State 35 Dec. 20, 2:30 p.m. ESPN 3.432
23. Pioneer Las Vegas Arizona 31, BYU 21 Dec. 20, 8 p.m. ESPN 3.389
24. Roady’s Humanitarian Maryland 42, Nevada 35 Dec. 30, 4:30 p.m. ESPN 3.039
25. EagleBank Wake Forest 29, Navy 19 Dec. 20, 11 a.m. ESPN 2.875\
26. GMAC Tulsa 45, Ball St. 13 Jan. 6, 8 p.m. ESPN 2.831
27. International Connecticut 38, Buffalo 20 Jan. 3, Noon ESPN2 2.670
28. Papajohns.com Rutgers 29, NC State 23 Dec. 29, 3 p.m. ESPN 2.372
29. Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Houston 34, Air Force 28 Dec. 31, Noon ESPN 2.050
30. magicJack St. Petersburg USF 41, Memphis 14 Dec. 20, 4:30 p.m. ESPN2 1.661
31. Independence Louisiana Tech 17, Northern Illinois 10 Dec. 28, 8:15 p.m. ESPN 1.207
32. R+L Carriers New Orleans Southern Miss 30, Troy 27 (OT) Dec. 21, 8:15 p.m. ESPN 1.115
33. Insight Kansas 42, Minnesota 21 Dec. 31, 5:30 p.m. NFLN 0.731
34. Texas Rice 38, Western Michigan 14 Dec. 30, 8 p.m. NFLN 0.186







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Wow!  That says it all!  The TV market in South Florida helps us big time–that was one of the big draws of choosing FAU over competing schools!  What do you think they would have had if ASU was CMU's opponent?????  I'm sure it would have been less than 2 million?

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Looking at some of the Bowls we be out, not too shabby!

On a side note:

Drop the NFL Network from consideration moving forward…that's terrible.

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That is really good. Look at some of the schools that come in below the MCB:

Arizona, BYU, Kansas, Minnesota, Maryland, Rutgers

I mentioned this last year. I emailed the National Football Foundation for the TV Ratings from last years New Orleans Bowl. I still have the PDF report I was sent. If I knew how to make it accessable on the web I would. If anyone wants to see it, I can email it.  Again, this is last years analysis of all the ESPN football games by households and # of viewers.
Anyway, last year The NOB had 2,127,122 viewers. A million more than this year's NOB. Thats amazing.

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just means that we watch but just dont travel well!


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Awesome.

For those that say TV doesn't matter….

Marty Duvall, now a junior, was a freshman in 2006 and lived on the floor I was an RA for. He later ended up becoming my fraternity brother.

Anyway… I asked him why he moved from Minnesota to Fla to go to school.. and why FAU?  He said "because I saw FAU playing Minnesota on ESPN and saw a commercial with palm trees. Then I checked out the web site… and here I am."

And that's the year Maroney ran all over us and Minny beat us by a bunch.

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illinoisowl said

A million more than this year's NOB. Thats amazing.

Agree!
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OWL4EVER said

Wow!  That says it all!  The TV market in South Florida helps us big time–that was one of the big draws of choosing FAU over competing schools! 

True but I have to wonder how the viewership broke down… for instance, how many watched in Michigan?

You know what I mean?

I'm sure a lot of people in Florida watched. I know when I did, I saw a lot of people there from CMU. If there were a lot of people in the stands, imagine how many more watched it on TV.

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AND WE WON with those 3 Million viewers!!!!

GO OWLS!!!!
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