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7.71 Million Viewers Watched Kentucky/Penn State in the Citrus Bowl

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Kentucky football’s Citrus Bowl victory was one of the biggest days in program history and numbers back that up.


When TV numbers were released, the Citrus Bowl ratings were near the top.


The matchup between Kentucky and Penn State had a 4.4 rating and 7.71 million viewers on ABC during New Year’s Day. Outside of the New Year’s Six games, the Citrus Bowl was the most watched bowl game.



Big Blue Nation flooded Orlando with blue and white all week while the rest of BBN watched from home. Don’t ever let someone tell you Kentucky fans don’t care about football.


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Shawn Smith

Shawn Smith is a graduate of Lincoln Memorial University, where he earned a degree in elementary education. He currently resides in Middlesboro, Kentucky and is a credentialed media member at the University of Kentucky. Smith founded and published Go Big Blue Country in November 2016. You can follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @gbbcountry or reach him via email at

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