USU crushed BYU in the TV ratings
Wow. Utah State beat the crap out of BYU on Friday.
That's not a prediction for this week's game, that's a TV ratings report from this past Friday. More than 2½ times as many viewers tuned in to see the Aggies beat San Jose State as saw the Cougars beat Middle Tennessee.
The two games aired opposite each other - the former on ESPN; the latter on ESPNU. And here are the rather stunning results, according to ESPN:
USU-SJSU averaged 838,000 viewers and a 0.6 rating.
BYU-Middle Tennessee averaged 313,000 viewers and a 0.2 rating.
The Aggies were actually seen by 2.68 times more viewers than the Cougars.<
By the way, the Utah-BYU game on Sept. 21 averaged 1.263,000 viewers and a 0.8 rating on ESPN2, more than the USU-SJSU and BYU-Middle Tennessee games combined.