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Kentucky in three of 10 highest rated sporting events in cable history

© Dale Zanine

© Dale Zanine

Dale Zanine | USA Today

After last night’s Warriors-Thunder game received the third-highest overnight TV rating in the history of sporting events on cable, SportsMediaWatch.com took a look at the ten highest of all-time.

And to the surprise of no one, the Kentucky Wildcats have a strong presence in sports’ most-watch games, ranking first, ninth and tenth — all in the last two years.

The 2015 Final Four game against Wisconsin–which we are still not ready to talk about–drew the highest rating with a 13.3 overnight rating, two points higher than last night’s Game 7 in Oakland.

Also on the list: the 2014 Final Four game against Wisconsin and the 2015 Elite Eight game against Notre Dame.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

2 Comments for Kentucky in three of 10 highest rated sporting events in cable history



  1. ukbradstith
    2:18 pm May 31, 2016 Permalink

    That doesn’t include football, but that’s still really impressive.



  2. Bluegrass7914
    4:39 pm May 31, 2016 Permalink

    Damn proud of that list. That’s the fans championship trophy! We are the measuring stick for fan bases. Respect our Authoritiiiiiiii!!