The television ratings announced Tuesday confirmed what was already known about Kansas’ 109-106 victory over Oklahoma on Monday night. The triple-overtime game was a classic.
The television broadcast delivered a 1.9 overnight rating, according to ESPN, making the matchup the highest-rated “Big Monday” Big 12 game ever on ESPN, since records started being kept in 2002. According to ESPN, the game also was the second-highest-rated Monday night men’s college basketball game on record, behind a Pittsburgh-Connecticut game on Feb. 16, 2009.
The numbers included a 16.8 overnight rating in Kansas City, which was the highest-rated market. The game also scored high numbers in Oklahoma, drawing a 10.7 rating in Oklahoma City and an 8.6 rating in Tulsa.