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UCF’s Win Over Houston Draws Solid Numbers on ESPN2

Knights-Cougars 4th most-watched UCF game of 2019

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 04 UCF at Cincinnati Photo by James Black/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The UCF Knights’ 44-29 win over Houston last Saturday was watched by 736,000 viewers on ESPN2, according to SportsMediaWatch.com.

The game was only down 2% from last year’s game in the same time slot, which was Maryland against Michigan State. It is the second-most watched Knights-Cougars meeting all-time, just trailing the 2014 meeting in Houston, which was a Thursday night ESPN game that picked up 744,000 viewers.

Overall it is the 4th-most watched Knights game of the 2019 season and the 4th-most watched ESPN2 noon game of the season to date.

Here are UCF’s TV ratings so far this year:

  1. UCF at Pittsburgh - 2.55 million viewers (ABC/ESPN2 3:30pm)
  2. UCF at Cincinnati - 1.44 million viewers (ESPN Friday 8 p.m.)
  3. Stanford at UCF - 967,000 viewers (ESPN 3:30)
  4. Houston at UCF - 736,000 viewers (ESPN2 Noon)
  5. UConn at UCF - 322,000 viewers (ESPN2 7 p.m.)
  6. UCF at Temple - 277,000 viewers (ESPN2 7 p.m.)

ESPN2 noon TV numbers so far this year

  1. 9/14 - Arkansas St. vs Georgia - 951K
  2. 10/19 - Purdue vs. Iowa - 799K
  3. 9/7 - West Virginia vs. Missouri - 782K
  4. 11/2 - Houston vs. UCF - 736K
  5. 10/26 - Iowa vs. Northwestern - 584K
  6. 9/28 - MTSU vs. Iowa 529K
  7. 10/5 - TCU vs. Iowa St. - 403K
  8. 10/12 - Memphis vs. Temple - 232K

The Knights will be on ESPN2 again Friday night in primetime when they take on the Tulsa Golden Hurricane at 7pm.