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Posted by Rachel Margolis on November 20, 2012

ESPN College Sports Update – Nov. 20

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ABC Posts Saturday Night’s Most-Viewed Program & Week’s Two Most-Viewed College Football Games
Showdown Saturday: Top Rivalries, Last Two Unbeatens, Three Games between Ranked Squads, No. 1 Notre Dame Playing for BCS Title Slot
Men’s College Hoops: Feast Week Continues with Early Season Tournaments & Non-Conference Matchups
The Home Depot College Football Awards
27 Finalists Announced; 24 players Nominated Representing 21 Teams
ESPNU Tuesday: Iowa State and Harvard-Yale Rivalry
NCAA FCS Championship Kicks Off Saturday across ESPN Platforms

All aboard: College GameDay to Originate From Los Angeles Memorial Stadium
Photo Tour: College GameDay with David Pollack


ABC Posts Saturday Night’s Most-Viewed Program & Week’s Two Most-Viewed College Football Games
The ABC Saturday Night Football Presented by Windows 8 broadcast on Saturday, Nov. 17 – Stanford upsetting then-undefeated No. 2 Oregon 17-14 in overtime – was the most-viewed and highest-rated college football game of the week and garnered the night’s largest audience among all networks. The telecast averaged 8,347,000 viewers, a 5.1 rating and 5,855,000 households.

ABC also posted the second most-viewed and highest-rated college football window of the week. The 3:30 p.m. ET split national telecast of Ohio State at Wisconsin and NC State at Clemson averaged 4,867,000 viewers, a 3.1 rating and 3,498,000 households.

ESPN also posted strong audiences on Saturday, televising the second most-viewed college football telecast in prime time, a 52-24 Baylor upset of then-undefeated No. 1 Kansas State. The game averaged 3,313,000 viewers based on a 2.1 rating and 2,442,000 households. ESPN was also the second most-viewed network in the key male and people demos of 18-34, 18-49, and 25-54 for the night across broadcast and cable.


Showdown Saturday: Top Rivalries, Last Two Unbeatens, Three Games between Ranked Squads, No. 1 Notre Dame Playing for BCS Title Slot
“Showdown Saturday” will include 16 of the teams in the BCS Standings across ESPN networks, top rivalries, the last two undefeated programs, matchups between ranked teams, Notre Dame competing for a spot in the Discover BCS National Championship and more.

Full Schedule

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Men’s College Hoops: Feast Week Continues with Early Season Tournaments & Non-Conference Matchups

ESPN will serve up a meal of basketball tournaments and non-conference matchups with its Feast Week Presented by LOWE’S lineup beginning Wednesday, Nov. 21, through Sunday, Nov. 25. The schedule – 52 games over all ESPN networks — includes games from five early season tournaments: EA SPORTS Maui Invitational, NIT Season Tip-Off, Old Spice Classic, DIRECTV Classic and Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational.

Full Schedule

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The Home Depot College Football Awards 27 Finalists Announced; 24 players Nominated Representing 21 Teams

The 22nd annual The Home Depot College Football Awards on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN – highlights the achievements of college football student-athletes in 2012. Twenty-four players were selected as finalists for the nine National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA) awards given annually during the show.

ESPNU will feature the nominees during The Home Depot College Football Awards: Nomination Special on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. The 30-minute show, hosted by Matt Schick, will include player interviews and analysis from college football analyst Kevin Carter. Alabama, Florida and Texas A&M each have two players nominated and Collin Klein (Kansas State), Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M) and Manti Te’o (Notre Dame) are each finalists for two awards.

Full list of award finalists

Join the conversation and follow on Twitter: #CFBAwards


ESPNU Tuesday: Iowa State and Harvard-Yale Rivalry

ESPNU’s college football programming from the weekend continues with an extra dose of pigskin pieces. In addition to The Home Depot College Football Awards: Nomination Special (Tuesday, 6 p.m.), Tuesday’s lineup includes the Cyclone coaching staff wired during ESPNU All-Access: Iowa State (6:30 p.m.) and both sides of one of the oldest rivalries with ESPNU Road Trip: Yale vs. Harvard (7 p.m.).

Follow on Twitter: @ESPNU


NCAA FCS Championship Coverage Kicks Off Saturday

The 2012 NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Championship kicks off this weekend and ESPN will once again carry every game across its networks. ESPN3 will offer 14 games from the first, second and quarterfinals rounds exclusively beginning with Colgate at Wagner at noon on Saturday, Nov. 24. The championship game will be held on Saturday, Jan. 5 from FC Dallas Stadium in Frisco, Texas, at 1 p.m. on ESPN2 and WatchESPN.

ESPN3 has been the leading destination for FCS action during the regular season, with a total of 73 games, 24 of which were exclusive to the network. Additionally, it carried a total of 124 college football games overall this season, the most for ESPN3 thus far.

Full Schedule


All aboard: College GameDay to Originate From Los Angeles Memorial Stadium

Photo Tour: College GameDay with David Pollack

Follow on Twitter: @CollegeGameDay

 

 

 

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