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Versus sets ratings record with Oregon-Cal football game

November 16, 2010 | 11:44 am

Saturday's tense 15-13 win by top-ranked Oregon over California set a television viewing record for the sports network Versus. Versus averaged more than 1.9 million viewers and broke the old record of 1.6 million set in 2008 with another Pac-10 matchup involving Oregon against its in-state rival Oregon State.

The Oregon-Cal game peaked from 7:30 to 7:45 p.m. PST, at the end of the game, with more than 3 million viewers.

During the game, Versus was the top-rated network in the Portland, Ore., and San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose markets.

-- Diane Pucin