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Louisville finishes as ESPN’s No. 1 college basketball market for 15th straight year

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The Derby City is once again the center of the college hoops viewing universe.

NC State v Louisville Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

For the 15th straight year, Louisville has watched more college basketball (like, way more college basketball) than any other market in America.

ESPN’s college basketball telecasts in Louisville averaged a 5.5 local rating, making it the highest-rated local market for the 15th consecutive year and every year since ESPN began tracking the data. The market’s 5.5 rating is up 12% from last year. Raleigh-Durham and Kansas City finished second and third, respectively, for the second consecutive year.

Louisville actually doubled up the folks in Raleigh-Durham:

You can see the full release from ESPN here.