By David Chappell | 02/27/17 02:04:30The University of Virginia men’s basketball team’s national championship win in Atlanta on Sunday night, which saw the Cavaliers sweep the nation’s top seed in the regular season, was the third-most watched in college basketball this year.
But, it was also the third most-watched nationally for ESPN.
The network has not yet released the number of viewers for Sunday’s game.
ESPN said on its website that it had 5.3 million viewers on Sunday, making it the most-streamed basketball game of all time.
The network’s release on Sunday included a graphic that said the final four was “not a slam dunk.”
“But this is not a slam-dunk game, and the Cavs did not need to make a comeback to win the championship,” the graphic said.
The Cavs won the title on Saturday night with a 93-81 victory over Kansas State, which was the top seed for the national title.
The Cavaliers will play the winner of the matchup between the top two seeds in the Sweet 16 on Tuesday.
While it was the most watched game in the country, it wasn’t the most viewed game in Virginia.
According to the NCAA, the national total for ESPN’s most-viewed games this season is 4.8 million.
There were 4.3 billion live video streams on Sunday.
As of Monday morning, ESPN said it had 6.1 million subscribers across the U.S., and it had 4.1 billion video views on its platform.
ESPN is the No. 1 TV network in the United States.
According to its release, the game aired on ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, ESPNYoutube, ESPN Mobile and the ESPN App.