With a BCS bid on the line, only 2.6% of New York City was watching the Rutgers game on ESPN last night.— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) November 30, 2012
It wasn't intentional, but according to Darren Rovell, Rutgers/Louisville was one of the highest-rated college football games in New York City history. Good to know, Darren. As to why 2.6% matters, not only is that a wealthy, educated demographic, but it's a pretty damn big one too. There's not really a comparison because Rovell is a fraud who makes up stories and Nate Silver is not a complete embarrassment to journalism, but there are parallels to how Silver showed that Rutgers has the biggest college football following in the NYC market while supposedly arguing against its inclusion in the Big Ten.