The television ratings for ESPN’s Alamo Bowl broadcast between Texas Tech and Michigan State last Saturday are out, and the numbers are stunning.
(Fans certainly had huge audience for their pro-Leach signs and sentiment)
The game drew a 5.2 overnight rating, reaching over 5.5 million households during the broadcast. That’s the largest audience for an ESPN bowl game telecast in the network’s history. Funny thing though, ESPN hasn’t been falling over itself promoting that fact - for obvious reasons.
Also, I’ve heard from a source at NBC here in Los Angeles today that the Jay Leno Show is attempting to book Mike Leach for the program this week. Another source told me last night that Leach is currently vacationing in Las Vegas.
The Alamo numbers were also a 30 percent boost from last year’s game in San Antonio between Mizzou and Northwestern.
After watching Adam James‘ homemade video, the mind runs wild with the possibilities. (Mutiny on the Bounty sequel? Anyone?)