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Pitt Win over No. 14 Louisville TV Ratings on CW Network Released



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Pitt got their season back on track, coming back to defeat No. 14 Louisville 38-21 at Acrisure Stadium on Saturday night, which they played in front of the country on the CW Network.

The win serves as Pitt’s highest ranked victory, since they upset No. 2 Miami at home on Nov. 24, 2017. It improved their record in the series all-time with Louisville at 11-9 and 3-1 in the ACC, with all three wins for Pitt coming at home. Redshirt sophomore Christian Veilleux made his first collegiate start against Louisville and completed 12 of 26 passes for 200 yards and two touchdowns in the victory.

This is the second game that Pitt has played on the CW Network, as they lost to Cincinnati in the River City Rivalry on Sept. 9 in the first ever college football game the CW Network broadcasted. 

The Pitt-Louisville game drew a 0.32 rating and 569 thousand viewers, according to This is the same rating that Pitt drew in the River City Rivalry, but that drew 617 thousand viewers.

That rating was the 20th most watched college football game in the country. The highest game of the week was No. 7 Washington defeating No. 8 Oregon 36-33, which drew a 3.8 rating and 7.04 million viewers at 3:30 p.m. on ABC.

Pitt did have the third highest rating for an ACC game this past weekend. No. 12 North Carolina defeating No. 25 Miami 41-31 at home drawing a 1.7 rating and 3.08 million viewers at 7:30 p.m. on ABC came in first and No. 4 Florida State dominating Syracuse at home, 41-3, drawing a 1.2 rating and 2.09 million viewers at noon on ABC came in second.

The win for Pitt against Louisville is their third game that they have played on nationwide television in 2023. Along with Cincinnati, Pitt took on West Virginia in the Backyard Brawl on Sept. 16, which had 2.1 million viewers and a 1.3 rating on ABC at 7:30 p.m.

The next nationally televised game for Pitt comes against No. 15 Notre Dame on the road next Saturday, Oct. 28 at 3:30 p.m. on NBC.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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