It was a successful weekend for UCF Basketball on and off the court participating in the Gildan Charleston Classic. On the court, The Knights went 2-1 with wins over Mississippi State and host team College of Charleston, but lost in championship game of the tournament to the defending National Champions, #3 Villanova.
The Tournament was a success off the court, as all three games were shown on the ESPN family networks, with two of the games aired on ESPN2. Sunday night's loss to Villanova was the most-watched UCF game of the three, according to SportsTVRatings.com. The game was watched by 122,000 viewers.
Below are numbers for all three games.
Thursday November 17, 2016 on ESPN2 5pm
UCF vs Mississippi State 102,000 viewers
Friday November 18, 2016 on ESPNU 950pm
College of Charleston vs UCF 53,000 viewers
Sunday November 20,2016 on ESPN2 930pm
# 3 Villanova vs UCF 122,000 viewers
The next time UCF will be on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU will be on Sunday December 18th, when the Knights host Miami (Ohio) at noon.
UCF Football game against Tulsa on Saturday night aired on ESPNews, which does not make its ratings available to the public. UCF Football's home game against Cincinnati on November 12th on ESPNU picked up 112,000 viewers.
This Saturday, UCF's game at South Florida will air on CBS Sports Network at noon.