LSU-Syracuse Most Watched ESPN Game

by Michael Bonnette (@LSUBonnette)
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LSU-Syracuse Most Watched ESPN Game

BATON ROUGE – LSU’s trip to the Northeast proved to be great exposure for the Tigers as the LSU-Syracuse drew the highest-rating of any game on ESPN last week, the network announced on Wednesday.

The LSU-Syracuse game, which the Tigers won 34-24 behind 244 rushing yards from sophomore sensation Leonard Fournette, had 3.2 million television viewers. It was also the most-viewed game on WatchESPN with an average minute audience of 72,000 people and 359,000 unique viewers.

The LSU-Syracuse stream on WatchESPN resulted in a 136% increase and 115% increase, respectively, to 2014’s comparable window – Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech – in average minute audience (30,000 people) and unique viewers (167,000 unique viewers).

On ESPN, the Tiger-Orange game resulted in a 2% increase in television viewership (3,144,000 people) to the same 2014 window.

Throughout all of week 4, college football on WatchESPN was viewed on 1,700,000 unique devices that streamed 141,100,000 live minutes, a 39% and 44% increase, respectively, compared to 2014’s week 4.

LSU returns to action on Saturday, hosting Eastern Michigan at 6 p.m. CT in Tiger Stadium. ESPNU will televise Saturday’s game.