Big Ten media has made huge gains this year in ratings, as the conference has increased its footprint in the market.
In the past four years, the conference’s footprint in Chicago and Milwaukee has grown by 30 percent each year.
That means that the Big Ten has increased the number of TV markets that it owns from 11 to 19.
The conference also has been able to grow its footprint more in the Midwest, as it has acquired several markets, including Indianapolis, where the league’s football team has a home and has been profitable for nearly a decade.
And in the West, it has been expanding its footprint through partnerships with the likes of NBC and ESPN.
The Big 12 is also getting stronger, as its total footprint grew by 19 percent this year.
The conferences’ television deals are also growing.
The league has been a part of NBC for nearly 40 years, but the new Big Ten TV deal with Fox nets a $100 million payment each year over the next five years.
The Big East and Big Ten are also making gains this season.
The four conferences now have an annual average of 7.3 million viewers, according to Nielsen data, up nearly 30 percent from last season.
That’s up from 5.7 million last year.
And the Big East has gained about 4 million viewers a year since it joined the Big 12, from 3.6 million in 2014.
The Big Ten also has a bigger footprint on the internet.
Since 2013, the league has built out its TV presence through its NBCU streaming service, which now has an average audience of 2.3.
This year, NBCU has increased that average from 1.5 million to 2.9 million.
And there are also new ways for fans to see the conference on television.
ESPN and ESPN2 have been rolling out new streaming services this year, and the conference is also launching an on-demand platform for fans that includes a weekly live streaming of the conference games.