Tuesday, January 10, 2012

TV Ratings Down for 2012 BCS Championship

The folks at the "Sports Leader" have to be a little disappointed today with the news that last night's TV ratings for the BCS National Championship game were down -- 8% from last year's game -- and it's the third lowest BCS Championship game ratings of all-time.

Here's a look at the BCS BOWL GAMES over the past ten years, and their highest rated telecast -- along with a look at the other bowls where Notre Dame played in during this period and how their TV ratings ranked during this ten year period:

BCS CHAMPIONSHIP GAME:  2007 -- Florida vs. Ohio State  (17.4 rating)
ROSE BOWL:  2006 -- USC vs. Texas  (21.7 rating)
FIESTA BOWL:  2006 -- Notre Dame vs. Ohio State  (12.9 rating)
ORANGE BOWL:  2006 -- Penn State vs. Florida State  (12.3 rating)
SUGAR BOWL:  2004 -- LSU vs. Oklahoma  (14.5 rating)

2003 Gator Bowl:  Notre Dame vs. North Carolina State --  #1 TV RANKING 
2005 Insight Bowl:  Notre Dame vs. Oregon State --  #3 TV RANKING
2006 Fiesta Bowl:  Notre Dame vs. Ohio State -- #1 TV RANKING
2007 Sugar Bowl:  Notre Dame vs. LSU -- #3 TV RANKING 
2009 Hawaii Bowl:  Notre Dame vs. Hawaii -- #2 TV RANKING 
2011 Sun Bowl:  Notre Dame vs. Miami -- #4 TV RANKING 
2012 Champs Sports Bowl:  Notre Dame vs. FSU -- #4 TV RANKING

Notre Dame Grad Named in Forbes 30 Under 30!

His name is Zach Capozzi '08 and he's just three and a half years removed from the campus of the University of Notre Dame and he's already making waves!  Capozzi, a senior associate at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, just made Forbes' 30 UNDER 30 List in the Finance Industry. 


Here's a link to the list: