The UCF Knights’ win over the East Carolina Pirates on Saturday night garnered 486,000 viewers on ESPN2, according to ShowBuzzDaily.com
The game was up 50% from last season’s South Florida at Tulane (284k) broadcast on ESPN2 in the same time slot on the same weekend. The win over the Pirates on Saturday was also the third most-watched UCF game of the season behind UCF’s Friday night win over Florida Atlantic on September 21st (1.295 million) on ESPN, and UCF’s win over Memphis on October 13th which was on ABC in the southeast and on ESPN2 for most of the nation. That game’s coverage combined with the Oregon-Washington game to get 2.9 million viewers on average, according to SportsMediawatch.com
UCF will next be on ESPN on Thursday night on November 1st, when they host the Temple Owls.