More people watched the Mississippi State women’s basketball team upset UConn last Friday than four high-profile NBA teams.
As shared by SportsTVRatings.com’s Twitter account, the broadcast of the Bulldogs’ victory against the Huskies in the Final Four on ESPN2 drew 2.763 million viewers, which were more than the audience for Rockets-Warriors (2.213 million) and Spurs-Thunder (1.609 million). Yes, that’s no typo.
You can see the full figures below.
Friday cable sports:
Ms St/UCONN(ESPN2): 2.763M
Rockets/Warriors ESPN: 2.213M
Stanford/SC (ESPN2): 1.497M
— Sports TV Ratings (@SportsTVRatings) April 3, 2017
Even more impressive, the UConn-Mississippi State broadcast was the most-watched program on cable that day, as relayed by ESPN’s Jemele Hill.
And for even further context, Miss State-UCONN was the most-watched program that day on cable, PERIOD. Not just most-watched sports event. https://t.co/CbYQhojiGb
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) April 3, 2017
Of course, Mississippi State came up short in the national championship game Sunday against South Carolina. But the Bulldogs’ upset of UConn, which snapped the Huskies’ 111-game winning streak, will remain a memory for so many Mississippi State fans far into the future.
It’s great to see that so many people tuned in to watch the Bulldogs make history. Sure, Mississippi State didn’t leave Dallas with the ultimate prize, but the Bulldogs achieved so much during their memorable run through the NCAA Tournament.
As the numbers show, many eyes were witness to Mississippi State’s best moment.