The SEC Championship game between LSU and Auburn was the most watched College Softball game of the season to date. The Auburn Tigers win over LSU garnered 587,000 viewers on Saturday on ESPN according to SportsTVRatings.com . It beat the Georgia-Alabama game on May 7th which had 505,000 viewers on ESPN.
This year SEC Title game is down from last year’s SEC Title game between Auburn and Tennessee had 887,000 viewers. Keep in mind though that last year’s SEC title game aired on primetime compared to this year’s 5pm eastern start time.
The ACC Championship game between Notre Dame and Florida State that aired before the SEC Championship game on ESPN had 486,000 viewers making it the most watched ACC Softball championship game ever as it was up from last year’s ACC Title game between Florida State and Pittsburgh which had 453,000 viewers. The American Conference Championship game between South Florida and Tulsa which aired on ESPN had 484,000 viewers. It was the first time the American Conference Championship game aired on ESPN and did not go up against a Softball game.
Last year Championship game between Tulsa and UCF aired on ESPN2 went head to head against the ACC Championship game at the same time. In 2014 The American Conference Tournament was effected by rain so it aired Semi-final game between UCF and Rutgers from Houston on ESPN2 that went up against a regular season Big 12 Softball game.
The Big East Championship game between St John’s and Butler had tough competition going up against ACC and SEC title games on a lesser network airing on Fox Sports 2. The game garnered 24,000 viewers which did triple last year’s Big East Title game between St John’s and Seton Hall which had 8,000 viewers.
The NCAA Selection Show on Sunday night that aired on ESPNU garnered 109,000 viewers.
ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU Softball Schedule
|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||ESPN2-298k|
|Tennessee at MissouriUCLA at Oregon||ESPNU-101kESPNU- 99K|
|April 3||7 p.m.||Ole Miss at Mississippi State||ESPNU- 91k|
|April 8||7 p.m.||Coastal Carolina at Winthrop||ESPNU- 67K|
|April 9||Noon||Texas A&M at Tennessee||ESPNU- 135k|
|5:30 p.m.||NC State at Florida State||ESPNU-89k|
|3 p.m.||Kentucky at LSU||ESPN – 392k|
|7:30 p.m.||Georgia at Missouri||ESPNU-163K|
|April 10||3 p.m.||Oklahoma at Baylor||ESPN2- 208K|
|4 p.m.||NC State at Florida State||ESPNU- 73k|
|April 16||1 p.m.3pm||Tennessee at GeorgiaTexas at Oklahoma||ESPN 2-207kESPN2-219K|
|April 17||12 p.m.||Missouri at Kentucky||ESPNU- 163k|
|April 23||2 p.m.430pm||Georgia at AuburnTexas AM at Missouri||ESPNU-75KESPNU-112K|
|2 p.m.||Oklahoma at Tennessee||ESPN- 311K|
|5 p.m.||UCLA at Arizona||ESPN2-182k|
|April 24||3:30 p.m.||Notre Dame at North Carolina||ESPNU-70K|
|5 p.m.||UCLA at Arizona||ESPN2-166k|
|April 25||7 p.m.||Notre Dame at North Carolina||ESPNU-88K|
|April 27||6 p.m.||Long Beach State at Cal State Fullerton||ESPNU-45k|
|10:30 p.m.||Long Beach State at Cal State Fullerton||ESPNU*-34K|
|April 28||4 p.m.||Bethune-Cookman at Florida A&M||ESPNU-41K|
|April 30||7 p.m.||LSU at Arkansas||ESPNU- 148K|
|8 p.m.||Auburn at Tennessee||ESPN2-Rain Out|
|May 1||3 p.m.||Arizona at Oregon||ESPN2- 183K|
|5 p.m.||UCF at USF||ESPNU-124k|
|May 7||Noon||Georgia at Alabama||ESPN- 505k|
|1 p.m.||Texas A&M at Auburn||ESPN- 418K|
|Arkansas at Florida
South Carolina at Missouri
|Auburn vs Alabama
LSU vs Tennessee
|5:30 p.m.||Auburn vs Florida||ESPNU- 183K|
|May 14||Noon||Tulsa vs South Florida||ESPN- 484K|
|2 p.m.||Notre Dame vs Florida State||ESPN- 486K|
|5 p.m.||LSU vs Auburn||ESPN- 587K|
|May 14||3pm||Butler vs St John’s||FS2- 24k|