Overall Viewership Up +16% on FOX, FS1 and FS2
NEW YORK, NY – BIG EAST men’s basketball enjoyed its most watched season on the FOX broadcast network, FS1 and FS2 in 2016-17, with an overall viewership increase of +16% over last season and a huge +84% growth over the conference’s first season on FOX Sports in 2013-14.
BIG EAST men’s basketball games on FOX, FS1 and FS2 averaged 192,000 viewers per game during the 2016-17 regular season and conference tournament, compared to last year’s average of 166,000 (+16%) and the 2013-14 average of 104,000 (+84%). This season, BIG EAST regular-season games averaged 182,000 viewers per game, up +18% over last year (vs. 154,000) and up a staggering +96% over 2013-14 (vs. 93,000).
On FS1 alone, BIG EAST men’s basketball viewership grew +20% from last year’s regular season (130,000 vs. 108,000) and +11% during the tournament (212,000 vs. 191,000). On FOX Sports GO, BIG EAST Tournament games were streamed for more than 4.4 million minutes, a +130% increase from a year ago.