Charlie Weis’ Notre Dame death watch gets big NBC ratings

November 23, 2009 at 12:50 pm by Terez in Charlie Weis, University of Nortre Dame

Terez, I got bed sores the size of my fat head...

Terez, I got bed sores the size of my fat head...

NBC, with its package of Notre Dame home games, is sort of the school’s own TV caddie. But late in Notre Dame’s loss to Connecticut Saturday, leaving the Irish 6-5, NBC aired footage of coach Charlie Weis saying after he’d been hired five years ago that 6-5 is “not good enough.” Then, NBC announcers Pat Haden and Tom Hammond candidly agreed on-air that Weis is toast as coach. Notre Dame, which ESPN’s Lou Holtz predicted would make this season’s BCS title game due to its supposedly easy schedule, still scored for NBC: Its overtime loss Saturday drew 2.5% of the 56 urban TV markets measured for overnight ratings — its highest overnight for its season finale on NBC since 1999. — USA Today

Charlie Weis should return all the money he stole..-TO