Battle at Bristol Scores Big TV Ratings

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    Not only did the Battle at Bristol attract the largest crowd in football history, the UT-Virginia Tech matchup played at Bristol Motor Speedway also brought in a large TV audience.

    The game scored a 3.8 overnight rating (more on ratings here), according to Sports Media Watch, making it the most-watched college football game of the week in metered markets.

    It was, however, down from last year’s Michigan State-Oregon game which played in the same time slot in Week 2 of the season. That game got a 5.0.

    SMW also reported that 86,000 streamed the game online.