BTN Communications, September 16, 2014

CHICAGO - Saturday night?s thriller between budding rivals Penn State and Rutgers in Piscataway, N.J., was the highest-rated college football game that day in the New York and Philadelphia DMAs, according to Nielsen LPM Overnights. The game, which Penn State won 13-10 in the waning seconds, earned a 4.4 rating in Philadelphia, surpassing the 2.7 rating earned by Georgia at South Carolina, which finished second. In New York, it scored a 2.2 rating, vs a 1.7 rating for No. 2 rated Purdue at Notre Dame.

In addition to airing the game, BTN traveled its entire studio set and talent to do the network?s BTN Football Pregame shows from High Point Solutions Stadium in the morning and evening, as well as halftime and postgame shows.


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