TCU's Rose Bowl Win a TV Ratings Success

TCU football coach Gary Patterson hoisting the Rose Bowl Championship Trophy.

TCU football coach Gary Patterson hoisting the Rose Bowl Championship Trophy.

Jan. 3, 2011

FORT WORTH, Texas -- TCU's 21-19 Rose Bowl victory over Wisconsin delivered an 11.7 television rating, the highest overnight rating (excluding the NFL) on record for ESPN and all of cable television.

The Horned Frogs (13-0) capped their first perfect season since winning the 1938 national championship.

TCU improved to 16-3 in its last 19 games against teams from BCS automatic-qualifying conferences. Included in that total is a 6-3 mark versus the Big 12, 4-0 against the Pac-10, 3-0 versus the Big Ten, 2-0 against the ACC and 1-0 versus the SEC.

 

 


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