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4.5 million people watched the UK Team Stream

The television numbers from the Final Four are in and Kentucky’s Team Stream of the semifinal game was a hit. Over 4.5 million people tuned in to hear Dave Baker, Rex Chapman and Michael Eaves on TNT, the highest viewership¬†of any of the four Team Streams and up from last year’s in Dallas.


The game averaged 16.796 million viewers on TBS; 4.501 million on TNT; and 1.329 million on truTV. Duke and Michigan State, on the other hand, averaged 11.138 million viewers on TBS; 3.415 million on TNT; and 754,000 on truTV.

Congrats to Rex, Buzz and Michael on the successful broadcast of the unsuccessful game.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

17 Comments for 4.5 million people watched the UK Team Stream

  1. the ghost of Bill Hicks
    2:07 pm April 7, 2015 Permalink

    Rex was god awful on that….

  2. jeffj
    2:13 pm April 7, 2015 Permalink

    whats that say ?

  3. J-Dub421
    2:25 pm April 7, 2015 Permalink

    I was afraid of getting stuck with some fool like Chris Webber again on the main stream. I haven’t gotten completely over the whole Rex situation, but decided he was the lesser of two evils. I thought Rex and Eaves were pretty good. Baker got on my nerves.

  4. J-Dub421
    2:26 pm April 7, 2015 Permalink

    On another note, I wonder what the ratings will be for the title game?

  5. Katya
    2:36 pm April 7, 2015 Permalink

    Is there any reason why UK fans have Stockholm Syndrome? Still dealing with Rex after last year, always wanting a Hal Mumme bred football coach, etc.

  6. Saul T. Nuts
    2:39 pm April 7, 2015 Permalink

    I enjoyed Dave, Eaves, and especially Rex. I thought they did a fine job on a tough game to call.

  7. Juan4UK
    3:21 pm April 7, 2015 Permalink

    There should be no doubt that team stream is BAD BAD mojo.

  8. southcentralkycat
    3:30 pm April 7, 2015 Permalink

    What’s lost in the numbers is the fact that all games with Duke is a team stream for Duke. So the numbers are skewed. Every game with Duke is homer cast.

  9. Laker Cat 18
    3:48 pm April 7, 2015 Permalink

    I personally thought the main stream was somewhat biased toward Wisconsin. Maybe that’s just the homer in me. I wanted an unbiased broadcast.

    • RealCatsFan
      3:53 pm April 7, 2015 Permalink

      I watched the UK team stream with Rex during the game, and it was ok. Went back and watched part of the main broadcast afterwards, and it was awful. You’re right, totally skewed in Wisconsin’s favor.

    • plumloopy
      8:44 pm April 7, 2015 Permalink

      That’s why I prefer the biased stream. The standard commentators are ALWAYS going to be biased towards an upset. They get more excited when the unexpected happens.

  10. Bobbum Man
    4:02 pm April 7, 2015 Permalink

    How do people seriously think Rex was good? Or even ok? The guy was just terrible

    • J-Dub421
      4:58 pm April 7, 2015 Permalink

      Who do you consider a good announcer? Explain why you thought Rex was terrible.

  11. Adam From Awesome Trot
    4:35 pm April 7, 2015 Permalink

    That is more people than live in KY.

  12. rdhack
    5:22 pm April 7, 2015 Permalink

    Can’t wait to see how much the ratings dropped for the title game……

  13. mcp157
    7:50 pm April 7, 2015 Permalink

    Would have been nice to replace Rex with Larry Connley. Not sure if that’s how he spells his last name but he certainly would have been better than Rex.

  14. plumloopy
    8:42 pm April 7, 2015 Permalink

    The stream CUT ME OFF at 4 mins to go. Guess I should have just walked away at that point.

    Up until then I enjoyed the stream. Being a Kentucky ex-pat, I need watch the game among friends.