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ESPN top college football markets

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Make it 12 years in a row for Birmingham as the highest-rated metered market on ESPN college football telecasts.

Birmingham averaged an 8.9 rating, meaning 8.9 percent of all television households in the market watched regular-season games on ESPN in 2012. That's up 51 percent from Birmingham's first-place rating in 2011, according to ESPN.

No. 2 this season was Greenville, S.C., which averaged a 4.7 rating. Nine of the top 11 highest-rated ESPN markets were in states with SEC schools.

All three of Tennessee's metered markets finished in the top 10: Knoxville (4.6), Nashville (3.3) and Memphis (3.1). Every market in the top 10 except Columbus, Ohio, and Oklahoma City finished with a higher average rating than in 2011.

Birmingham has proven it watches a lot of TV -- especially contests. During 2011, Birmingham had the nation's highest rating for all-day programming on ESPN.
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Greenville #2...is this serious?
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ESPN's Top College Football Markets in 2012

Market Average Rating

   Birmingham, Ala. 8.9

Greenville, S.C. 4.7

Knoxville, Tenn. 4.6

New Orleans 3.7

Jacksonville, Fla. 3.6

Columbus, Ohio 3.6

Atlanta 3.5

Oklahoma City 3.4

Nashville, Tenn. 3.3

Memphis, Tenn. 3.1

Austin, Texas 3.1

Tulsa, Okla. 2.5

Charlotte, N.C. 2.5

Las Vegas 2.5

Portland, Ore. 2.3

Richmond, Va. 2.3

Orlando, Fla. 2.2

Dayton, Ohio 2.2

Norfolk, Va. 2.2

Louisville, Ky. 2.1

Tampa/St. Pete, Fla. 2.1

West Palm Beach, Fla. 2.0

Greensboro, N.C. 2.0

Cleveland 2.0

Ft. Myers, Fla. 2.0

Edited by Noah.Dreams, 12 December 2012 - 06:34 PM.

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Makes sense for Greenville to be number two when you think about it. Right beside tater town but still a large Gamecock following. You have two major D1 programs with a very passionate following.The two programs are very interested in keeping tabs on each other, as well... more than I care to admit.
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View PostDELTOR, on 12 December 2012 - 07:31 PM, said:

Makes sense for Greenville to be number two when you think about it. Right beside tater town but still a large Gamecock following. You have two major D1 programs with a very passionate following.The two programs are very interested in keeping tabs on each other, as well... more than I care to admit.

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The geographical location of these markets is glaring.

http://www.cardchron...ket-for-college

Edited by PuddingTime, 16 December 2012 - 05:58 PM.

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