Proof that people who aren’t Georgia Tech fans have lives.

Evidently lots of people had to shampoo their hair, were off visiting their sick mamas in the hospital or had some reading to catch up on Tuesday night.

The Orange Bowl featuring Iowa and Georgia Tech drew a 6.8 rating Tuesday night.

The Fiesta Bowl drew an 8.2 – perhaps crushing the notion that non-BCS teams can’t compete in TV viewership. The rating is better than the Orange’s last four ratings.

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12 responses to “Proof that people who aren’t Georgia Tech fans have lives.

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    How’d the Fiesta compare to the Sugar?

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    • Ubiquitous GA Alum

      Sugar = 8.5, which was up 9% from last year
      Orange = 6.8, which was up 26% from last year

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      • Ubiquitous GA Alum

        2009 Fiesta = 11.9
        2010 Fiesta = 8.2

        So people would rather watch Texas vs Ohio St than Boise vs TCU … who knew?

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  2. NM

    “The Fiesta Bowl drew an 8.2 – perhaps crushing the notion that non-BCS teams can’t compete in TV viewership. The rating is better than the Orange’s last four ratings.”

    Says less to me about the mid-majors and more about the ACC (and, often, the Big East). I wonder — if you had told the other four major conferences ten years ago that Florida State would fall apart post-Richt, and that Miami would follow close behind (after leaving the Big East and taking VT and BC with it), whether either of these conferences would have been included as automatic qualifiers.

    I don’t think it’s out of line to say that the only program between the two leagues that has been anything close to a consistent national power in the last five years or so is Virginia Tech — and they’ve played in two Chick-Fil-A bowls in the last four years.

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  3. Brandon

    The Orange and the Fiesta should have both been played last Saturday, I guarantee the ratings would have been better. I’m going to watch the game tonight to the end unless its a complete blowout, in which case I might possibly turn in a little early, but I didn’t watch any of either of these games because I didn’t feel like dragging my rear end around all day at work the following day to watch Tech-Iowa or BSU-TCU.

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  4. Wolfman

    I would like to say that I ended up listening to Sean McDonough do the Orange Bowl on ESPN Radio, and as far as I’m concerned, it was the best BCS game yet this year. I almost feel sorry for anyone who watched it with TV commentary.

    On that note, good riddance to FOX.

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  5. Smitty

    The only reason I watched part of the Orange Bowl was because GT was involved and I wanted to watch them lose. But at halftime I lost interest and went to bed. GT, Iowa, VT, Cincy, Kansas, Wake Forest and others that have played in the Orange Bowl have no appeal to big audiences. Especially with an 8:30 PM kickoff on a weeknight with Fox’s lousy *ss coverage.

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  6. Chuck Sanders

    According to the Dallas News Kirby Smart is interviewing for the head coach position at Texas Tech soon after tonight’s game. http://is.gd/5SDN0

    But i’m sure he’ll turn that down to come to UGA to rebuild our historically bad defense….

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  7. Hogbody Spradlin

    Alternate Title:

    “Proof That People Who Have Lives Aren’t Georgia Tech Fans”

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