I don't know any of that either. I was just trying to make the point that I think the Syracuse vs Notre Dame ratings for that game were an anomaly for Notre Dame, not the norm. Maybe I'm wrong, though. And is Syracuse a bigger draw than Kentucky? It seems laughable, but the answer might be 'maybe'. I can't say they are or aren't without some type of proof one way or the other. I will at least still stick by what I said prior about Syracuse basketball being a very big draw in NYC.
Originally Posted by lawhokie
#1 Syracuse played Providence the Saturday before. Were the ratings similar to ND-Syracuse? I have no idea. I do know that 50% more people watched Syracuse-ND than watched Kentucky-USC the equivalent Saturday in 2011. Is Syracuse a bigger draw than Kentucky?
Oh, and Notre Dame was only 11-8 coming into the Syracuse game. The Irish were barely at .500, had just lost to Rutgers (Rutgers!), and still brought big ratings. If Providence drew similar ratings versus #1 Syracuse, I can see your point. I have no access to Nielsen ratings so I don't know.
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