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Sept. 9, 2010
GREENSBORO, N.C.--With the Virginia Tech-Boise State drawing a record 7,251,601 households and a rating of 7.3 to its Labor Day Monday Night telecast, in terms of households and it becomes the most-viewed college football game (regular season or bowl game) in ESPN history and ties for the second-highest TV rating for a regular season college football game since 1994 with the 2009 USC-Ohio State game (7.3).
Only the Florida State-Miami game of 1994 (7.7) has had a higher rating for ESPN over the past 16 years.
ACC teams have now been directly responsible for or involved in creating six of the top eight most-viewed telecasts of regular season college football in ESPN history.
ESPN’s Most-Viewed Regular Season College Football Games
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|Games Involving ACC Teams are in Bold|
Here is ESPN’s Release on the Ratings for the Virginia Tech-Boise State Game
Boise State vs. Virginia Tech: ESPN and ESPN3.com’s Most-Viewed College Football Game;
Most-Viewed Program of the Day
With more than 230,000 unique viewers, the game was also the most-watched college football game ever on ESPN3.com, ESPN’s 24/7 broadband network. Through the opening weekend from Thursday through Monday, college football games on ESPN3.com reached more than 1 million unique viewers, equaling nearly 69 million total minutes.