It's no secret. The Ohio State Buckeyes always bring the ratings for TV networks, but especially when they're lined up against another big-named foe.
And Penn State vs. Ohio State, billed before kickoff as the biggest game of the 2017 season to date, delivered in every metric possible—including TV ratings.
FOX announced Sunday the game delivered a 6.4 metered market rating, its highest rating for a college football game in network history and second-highest on any network this season (behind Alabama–Florida State in Week 1).
Ratings "grew steadily" as the game went on and peaked between 7 and 7:15 p.m. with a 9.0.