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Boise State Remains A Television Ratings Winner

The table below is courtesy of the Sports Business Daily (SBD), you can read the full release here. As the Big East moves into a period of heavy television negotiations with ESPN, it's worth noting that future football member Boise State remains a solid television draw. Boise State's game at Michigan State was the third highest rated game of the weekend. Louisville's Sunday afternoon game against rival Kentucky also performed respectably given there's usually very little college football on Sundays.

The SBD also points out that the ratings for the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff between Boise State and Georgia in 2011 beat the ratings for this year's version between Auburn and Clemson.

LABOR DAY WEEKEND COLLEGE FOOTBALL OVERNIGHTS
DATE
NET
GAME
START (ET)
RAT.
9/1
ABC
Michigan-Alabama (Cowboys Classic)
8:00pm
4.7
9/3
ESPN
Georgia Tech-Virginia Tech
8:00pm
2.9
8/31
ESPN
Boise State-Michigan State
8:00pm
2.5
9/1
ESPN
Ohio-Penn State
12:00pm
2.5
9/1
ESPN
Clemson-Auburn (Chick-Fil-A Kickoff)
7:15pm
2.2
9/1
ABC
(regional)
3:30pm
2.2
9/1
ESPN
Bowling Green-Florida
3:30pm
2.0
9/1
CBS
Notre Dame-Navy
9:00am
1.9
9/1
ESPN
Arkansas State-Oregon
10:30pm
1.6
9/2
ESPN
Kentucky-Louisville
4:00pm
1.4
9/1
Fox
Hawaii-USC
7:45pm
1.4
9/2
ESPN
Alabama State-Bethune Cookman
12:00pm
0.7
9/1
ESPN2
Northwestern-Syracuse
12:00pm
0.6
9/1
ESPN2
(regional)
4:00pm
0.6
8/31
FX
Marshall-West Virginia
12:00pm
0.4
9/1
FX
Colorado State-Colorado
4:00pm
0.3