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March 9, 2009 at 3:56 PM

UW-WSU game highest-rated in FSN-NW history

Fox Sports Northwest announced today that the UW-WSU game Saturday recorded a 7.4 overall Nielsen household rating in the Seattle DMA (designated market area), making it the largest audience of any college basketball game broadcast by FSN Northwest.
The network reports that the game peaked at a rating of 8.9 during the final minutes of the second half as the Huskies secured their first outright Pac-10 Championship in 56 years.
The next highest rated game for the Huskies on FSN was on December 4, 2005, when they recorded a 7.1 overall rating in the Seattle DMA in a win against the Gonzaga Bulldogs.
The next highest rated game for the Washington State Cougars on FSN took place in March 8, 2007, when the Cougars knocked the Huskies out of the Pac-10 tournament and received a 6.3 overall rating in the Seattle DMA.
(My own comment — this seems to show fans in this area all like watching the Huskies, Cougars and Gonzaga all play each other).
There are approximately 1.7 million households in the Seattle DMA.
The release further stated that FSN has televised 30 of the 36 conference games played by the Huskies and Cougars during the 2008-2009 season.

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