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UK/Louisville was the most watched college basketball game EVER on ESPN2

(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

In news that won’t surprise you, the Kentucky/Louisville game was the most watched college basketball game EVER on ESPN2, the network announced this afternoon. The game posted a 2.1 overnight rating, which is apparently very, very impressive.

Imagine what the ratings would have been on ESPN or CBS.

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5 Comments for UK/Louisville was the most watched college basketball game EVER on ESPN2



  1. Ridge Runner
    6:11 pm December 29, 2014 Permalink

    I hate myself for not recording it as I was out of town watching with family. In fact, I would have thought it may be aired again this holiday week but…nothing on the tv guide.

    I’m still on cloud 9 over that win like many!



  2. Leroy Bird - 00
    6:16 pm December 29, 2014 Permalink

    For a regular season college game, that’s a pretty solid rating. I think the high water part of the NBA finals was in the 8/9 range, and even game 7 of the World Series barely broke 10.

    Lot of people starting to realize the Cats are on a path to destiny…duke fans are coming out of the woodwork to claim they are the team who will knock us off. I would love to see that game in the finals. i’ll have my ticket to Indy and a fifth of Four Roses in tow.



  3. CatBlue in LR
    6:20 pm December 29, 2014 Permalink

    And STILL they didn’t join it ’til 7:00-mins. in!

    Idiots.



  4. DrSayre
    6:55 pm December 29, 2014 Permalink

    My guess is that it would’ve also set a record for Time Warner Cable channel 6 in Lawrenceburg if they showed it.