CHICAGO – BTN on Saturday had the highest viewership in its history, with three football and two men’s basketball games contributing to the record day. Saturday’s noon ET games, which featured Indiana at Ohio State and Rutgers at Michigan State, averaged a 3.0 HH rating in the network’s 12 metered markets.* Most notably, the games in Columbus earned a 27.0 HH rating, in Dayton, 13.9, Cleveland, 12.1 and in Detroit, 6.5. BTN’s afternoon game, Maryland at Michigan, delivered a 2.0 HH rating, with Detroit leading all the network’s metered markets with a 10.3 HH rating, followed by Columbus at 9.5.
CHICAGO – With the Big Ten seeking its ninth-straight national championship, BTN’s 2014-15 wrestling coverage, presented by returning sponsor Cliff Keen Athletic, will be the most extensive in network history. “With Big Ten programs consistently among the nation’s best, fans will see a lot of high-quality wrestling on BTN,” said BTN President Mark Silverman. “Each week will feature an extremely competitive matchup.” The television schedule includes a dual between Penn State and Iowa, winners of the past seven national titles; the Midlands Championships hosted by Northwestern; the semifinals and finals of the NWCA National Duals at Iowa; and live coverage
If you’re a fan of the Wisconsin Badgers, tonight would be a good night to rearrange your schedule, come in out of the cold and keep an eye on BTN. At 9 ET/8CT, Wisconsin men’s basketball takes on UW-Green Bay. Following the game, this week’s edition of The Journey: Big Ten Football features a segment on the friendship between two of the Big Ten’s best running backs, Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon and Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah, along with game highlights from last Saturday’s UW win. Finally, at 11:30 ET/10:30 CT, you can relive that game all over again – in a fraction
Following my recent post about BTN’s Student U program, I thought it would be interesting to catch up with one of BTN’s newest on-air personalities and former Student U participant, Taylor Rooks.
Indiana's Student U will produce Monday's basketball game on BTN. See more details inside!
The name Devon Still resonates nationally due to the public fight his four-year-old daughter, Leah, is waging against cancer. Still, the current Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle and Penn State alum, sat down with BTN’s Rick Pizzo to share the heartwarming story of Leah’s fight and outpouring support they have received. The full feature will air Saturday on the BTN Football Postgame show at approximately 3 PM ET, immediately following the Penn State versus Indiana football game. Watch a snippet below.
BTN will provide extensive coverage of the 2014 Big Ten fall championships and tournaments.
BTN Originals debuts "The Journey: Big Ten Football 2014" at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday.
"The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2014" was named “Best Sports Show” by the Cablefax Program Awards earlier this week.
Additional experts and nightly coverage in place for 2014-15 Big Ten basketball season.