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The Big East men's basketball tournament averaged 1.461 million viewers (1.0 U.S. rating) for 13 telecasts across ESPN and ESPN2 this year, up 10.8% from 1.318 million viewers last year (0.9 rating). The tournament final between UConn and Louisville on Saturday night averaged 3.291 million viewers on ESPN, marking the net's most-viewed college basketball telecast of the season. The figure also is up 14.6% from the West Virginia-Georgetown final last year (THE DAILY).'11 BIG EAST TOURNAMENTROUND
MATCHUPNETRAT.VIEWERS (000)First UConn-DePaulESPN20.3404First Rutgers-Seton HallESPN20.5608Second UConn-GeorgetownESPN0.6759Second St. John's-RutgersESPN0.71,017Second Cincinnati-South FloridaESPN0.91,402Second Marquette-West VirginiaESPN1.11,581QFs UConn-PittsburghESPN0.81,047QFs Syracuse-St. John'sESPN1.21,564QFs Notre Dame-CincinnatiESPN0.81,219QFs Louisville-MarquetteESPN0.91,360Semis UConn-SyracuseESPN1.42,304Semis Louisville-Notre DameESPN1.32,238Final UConn-LouisvilleESPN2.03,291'10 BIG EAST TOURNAMENTROUND MATCHUPNETRAT.VIEWERS (000)First South Florida-DePaulESPN20.2296First St. John's-UConnESPN20.5632Second Georgetown-South FloridaESPN0.4616Second Marquette-St. John'sESPN0.6896Second Notre Dame-Seton HallESPN0.91,278Second Cincinnati-LouisvilleESPN1.21,850QFs Georgetown-SyracuseESPN0.91,152QFs Marquette-VillanovaESPN0.8947QFs Notre Dame-PittsburghESPN1.01,392QFs West Virginia-CincinnatiESPN1.11,510Semis Georgetown-MarquetteESPN0.91,386Semis West Virginia-Notre DameESPN1.31,959Final West Virginia-GeorgetownESPN2.02,872
NOTE: Figures for two opening-round games on ESPNU not available.