Michigan/Ohio St. Game Draws Big TV Audience
Apparently, a lot of people watched the Michigan/Ohio St. game last Saturday.
ESPN announced on Sunday that the big match-up, which featured two of the top four teams in the nation, drew the second highest rating in the last 25 years for a college football game on ABC.
Ohio State’s 30-27 double overtime victory over Michigan scored a total audience of 16.926 million viewers across all platforms, as well as generating 16.647 million viewers on ABC alone.
That makes the game the highest-rated this season, topping the Texas-Notre Dame match-up, which was played on opening week, by more than five million viewers.
In addition, the 279,000 streaming viewers also set a record for WatchESPN, which is in it's third year.
So, the game is the second-most watched regular-season game dating back to 1991.
Well, which one ranks first?
The answer would be Michigan/Ohio St., the 2006 version, in which the Buckeyes won, 42-39.