Fox Sports Net Scores Big Ratings With Bulls Telecast

Viewers Stay Tuned Through Double Overtime For USF Vs. Louisville Game on Oct. 4

(SUNRISE, FL) – Fox Sports Net Florida announced today that the University of South Florida Bulls vs. Louisville football game telecast on Saturday, October 4 produced a 2.8 overnight television household rating in the Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg Designated Market Area (DMA). The double over-time 31-28 victory extends the Bulls home winning streak to 21 games and was a huge win against 26th ranked Louisville.

Saturday's game was the first of three Bulls games Fox Sports Net will telecast live this season; the next two are scheduled to air on Saturday, October 25 at Southern Mississippi and Saturday, November 29 at Memphis.

"We are thrilled to bring the excitement of live local college football to the state of Florida," said Jeff Genthner, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Fox Sports Net. "Football fans throughout the Tampa/St. Petersburg area should be especially happy after Saturday's upset win by the Bulls. Fans turned out in record numbers to see the game live at Raymond James stadium and on Fox Sports Net.

One rating point represents approximately 15,700 television households in the Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg DMA. The Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg DMA consists of Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, Citrus, Polk, Manatee, Sarasota, Hardee and Highlands Counties.

Fox Sports Net Florida reaches more than 4.9 million households in Florida. Fox Sports Net Florida's programming includes Major League Baseball's Florida Marlins and Tampa Bay Devil Rays, the National Hockey League's Florida Panthers, the University of Miami, and the University of South Florida, The Best Damn Sports Show Period, NASCAR and 54321. Fox Sports Net Florida is managed by Rainbow Sports Networks.

Rainbow Sports Networks is a division of Rainbow Media Holdings, LL., a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC). Fox Sports Net reaches more than 79 million households nationwide and is a service of National Sports Partners, equally owned by Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., and Fox Entertainment Group. Rainbow Sports Networks incorporates Rainbow's 50% ownership in Fox Sports Net and Fox Sports National Advertising and the ownership and management of Fox Sports Net regional networks in five of the nation's largest markets: Chicago, San Francisco, New England, Ohio and Florida.

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