Alabama-Florida Tops Softball TV Viewers


ESPN2’s broadcast of the No 1 rank Florida Gators win over the 6th rank Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday afternoon  was the most watched Softball game of the season to date. The Gators-Tide game drew 298,000 viewers according to 

The Alabama-Florida telecast which was up from last week’s Florida-LSU game which garnered 250,000 viewers.

The Gators  -Alabama game this year numbers were significantly up from last year’s Florida-Alabama game on ESPN2  which garnered 188,000 viewers. Alabama-Florida was easily the most watched Softball game of the weekend.

The game was a big draw in Orlando, as the Alabama-Florida game garnered a 0.5 rating in Orlando which is highest rated regular season college softball regular season game in Orlando since  March 27,2010 between Alabama-Florida which garnered 0.6 rating.


ESPNU’s Saturday afternoon  game between the  Tennessee Volunteers and Missouri Tigers garnered 101,000 viewers. Saturday night’s wild game between UCLA and Oregon won by the Ducks garnered 99,000 viewers. The game started on ESPNews before flipping to ESPNU. Sunday Night’s game on ESPNU featuring Ole Miss against Mississippi State garnered 91,000 viewers. Keep in mind Ole Miss-Mississppi State was up against the Women’s College Basketball Final Four and opening night of Major League Baseball.

Among the competition that College Softball had more viewers then included College Baseball showdown between Florida and Texas AM which garnered 88,000 viewers on ESPNU both on Saturday night  and Sunday afternoon. This weekend game is highlighted by Kentucky at LSU which has been moved from a 6pm ESPN2 start to 3pm start on ESPN.

ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU Softball Schedule

Date Time (ET) Game Network
March 18 7 p.m. No. 16 Tennessee at No. 1 Florida ESPNU-  74K
March 24 5 p.m. Mississippi Valley State at Texas Southern ESPNU-44K
March 26 Noon  Florida at  LSU ESPN2-250K
  9 p.m.  Texas at  Baylor ESPN2-164K
April 2 Noon  Alabama at  Florida ESPNU-298k

10:30 p.m.

Tennessee at Missouri

UCLA at  Oregon



April 3 7 p.m. Ole Miss at Mississippi State ESPNU- 91k
April 8 7 p.m. Coastal Carolina at Winthrop ESPNU
April 9 Noon  Texas A&M at  Tennessee ESPNU
  5:30 p.m. NC State at  Florida State ESPNU
  3 p.m.  Kentucky at LSU ESPN
  7:30 p.m.  Georgia at  Missouri ESPNU
April 10 3 p.m.  Oklahoma at  Baylor ESPN2
  4 p.m. NC State at  Florida State ESPNU
April 16 1 p.m.  Tennessee at  Georgia ESPN2
  3 p.m.  Texas at  Oklahoma ESPN2
April 23 2 p.m.  Georgia at  Auburn ESPNU
  4:30 p.m.  Oklahoma at  Tennessee ESPNU
  5 p.m.  UCLA at  Arizona ESPN2
April 24 3:30 p.m. Notre Dame at North Carolina ESPNU
  5 p.m.  UCLA at  Arizona ESPN2
April 25 7 p.m.  Notre Dame at North Carolina ESPNU
April 27 6 p.m. Long Beach State at Cal State Fullerton ESPNU
  10:30 p.m. Long Beach State at Cal State Fullerton ESPNU*
April 28 4 p.m. Bethune-Cookman at Florida A&M ESPNU
April 30 7 p.m.  LSU at Arkansas ESPNU
  8 p.m.  Auburn at  Tennessee ESPN2
May 1 3 p.m.  Arizona at  Oregon ESPN2
  5 p.m. UCF at USF ESPNU
  7 p.m.  Auburn at Tennessee ESPNU
May 7 Noon  Georgia at  Alabama ESPN
  1 p.m.  Texas A&M at  Auburn ESPNU
  3 p.m. South Carolina at  Missouri ESPNU
May 13 3 p.m. SEC Tournament ESPNU
  5:30 p.m. SEC Tournament ESPNU
May 14 Noon American Championship ESPN
  2 p.m. ACC Championship ESPN
  5 p.m. SEC Championship ESPN
May 15 10 a.m. SWAC Softball Championship ESPNU**

*Live on ESPN3 at 8:30 p.m.
**Live on ESPN3 on May 14 at 3 p.m.

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