Penn State news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

More

Penn State-Iowa Sets Big Ten Network’s Record Wrestling Audience

Penn State wrestling’s dual meet against Iowa was the most watched wrestling broadcast in the Big Ten Network’s history.

The Nittany Lions’ 19-17 loss to the top-ranked Hawkeyes’ was watched by an average of 342,955 viewers on Friday night in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

This comes as no surprise, as the match featured six ranked match-ups, including three matches in which both wrestlers were ranked top-three in the country. The Big Ten dual surpassed the Penn State vs. Ohio State meet in 2018, which averaged 309,265 viewers.

Cael Sanderson’s program helped the Big Ten Network finish off a run of three consecutive nights in which the network broadcast the highest-rated college sporting event across all TV networks. The run was started off Wednesday night when Penn State men’s basketball’s contest against Indiana averaged 325,205 viewers.

The Big Ten Network’s wrestling ratings have gone up quite a bit year-over-year, as its average audience for wrestling broadcasts is currently 116,043 viewers. That represents a 67% increase from last season’s average wrestling audience.

In addition to the dual meet’s strong TV ratings, it was streamed for a total of 802,574 minutes via the FOX Sports App.

The network will broadcast another bigtime dual meet this Friday when No. 2 Penn State travels to No. 4 Wisconsin. The match is set to start at 9 p.m. in the Wisconsin Field House in Madison, and the Nittany Lions will take on No. 6 Minnesota at 2 p.m. on Sunday on the road for a meet that will also be televised on the Big Ten Network.

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
OR
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Max Tolson

Max is a senior majoring in print journalism. He hails from the small town of Millsboro, DE and loves to watch the Eagles and Penn State wrestling. Follow him on twitter @TolsonMax or send emails to [email protected] Go Birds!

Follow on Another Platform
113kFollowers
157kFollowers
57.3kFollowers
4,570Subscribers
State College Links
Other posts by Max

Live College To The Fullest: Max Tolson’s Senior Column

“Sometimes, we get too wrapped up in all of that and forget about all the other good things college has to offer. Don’t leave looking back and wishing you would have done more and stressed less.”

Nittany Lion Wrestling Club Sends Four To US Olympic Team

Nittany Lion Wrestling Club Well Represented At US Olympic Trials

Michael, Ryan, & Julia Lead THON 2023 Dancer Names

A traditionally male name has finally made the most common name since Onward State has started reporting most common dancer names.

Michael, Ryan, & Julia Lead THON 2023 Dancer Names

A traditionally male name has finally made the most common name since Onward State has started reporting most common dancer names.

Penn State Historical Markers We Want To See

It’s time we memorialize the likes of the Twerk Circle and the Green Link with some campus historical markers.

Sewing, Seams, & Sports Teams: Meet Penn State Athletics’ Alterations Specialist

Autumn Grace works behind the scenes for Penn State Athletics by fixing rips and sewing patches on to players’ jerseys.

 
Send this to a friend