JSU and Deion Sanders cause giant lift in College Gameday numbers
The College Gameday trip to visit Deion Sanders and Jackson State turned out to be a very fruitful one. The ratings are in from Saturday morning’s show and it was wildly successful. ESPN Public Relations tweeted that the show prior to the Jackson State – Southern University game had just over 1.8 million viewers for its best Week Nine start since 2009. The show’s final hour was even more successful with 2.3 million viewers tuning in.
The final hour of the live show, broadcast live from Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium’s parking lot, featured ESPN analyst/personality Stephen A. Smith and Coach Prime himself.