The Wisconsin Badgers shattered the record books on Sunday, as their Border Battle matchup with the Minnesota Golden Gophers smashed the viewership record in the first-ever volleyball match aired on FOX.
.— Wisconsin Volleyball (@BadgerVB) October 31, 2023
Shattering records: a new viewership record! pic.twitter.com/KdkAwFvd6s
The match drew 1.66 million viewers, blowing past the 612,000 mark set when the Badgers faced off against the-now No. 1 Nebraska Cornhuskers on October 21st.
It’s been a year of record-breaking for the Badgers, who first played in front of over 17,000 fans at the Fiserv Forum earlier this year, a record for the most fans ever in an indoor volleyball match in NCAA history.
Then came the Nebraska match, which was also played in their football stadium, allowing a record-setting 90,000 fans to watch.
Now, the Badgers have set the viewership record for a college volleyball match, bringing more and more eyes to the sport.
Next up, the Badgers host the No. 19 Purdue Boilermakers at the UW Field House in a match set for 6 P.M. CT on Wednesday, airing on Big Ten+.