It's no secret. Ohio State brings the ratings, no matter the opponent. This season was no different, as the Buckeyes played in four of the top seven most watched games of 2017.
The most watched game of Ohio State's season was its most recent, with nearly 13 million people tuning in to watch J.T. Barrett hold off the Wisconsin Badgers and their No. 1 defense.
The least watched of the top seven was Ohio State's lopsided loss to Oklahoma in Week 2, which piqued the interest of 8 million viewers.
FOX, the Big Ten's expanded partner in 2017, broadcast the Buckeyes' three most-watched games against Wisconsin, Michigan and Penn State. The Oklahoma game was broadcast by ABC.
|13||7.60||13,657,000||ALABAMA at AUBURN||SEC||Nov. 25, 3:30||CBS|
|14||8.00||13,466,000||GEORGIA at AUBURN||SEC CHAMPIONSHIP||Dec. 2, 4:00||CBS|
|14||7.30||12,918,000||OHIO STATE vs. WISCONSIN||B1G CHAMPIONSHIP||Dec. 2, 8:15||FOX|
|1||6.90||12,335,000||12,557,000||ALABAMA vs. FLORIDA STATE||NEUTRAL||Sept. 2, 8:00||ABC|
|13||6.10||10,507,000||OHIO STATE at MICHIGAN||BIG TEN||Nov. 25, Noon||FOX|
|9||5.75||9,868,000||9,972,000||PENN STATE at OHIO STATE||BIG TEN||Oct. 28, 3:30||FOX|
|2||4.60||8,081,000||8,255,000||OKLAHOMA at OHIO STATE||NEUTRAL||Sept. 9, 7:30||ABC|
|1||4.90||7,650,000||7,805,000||MICHIGAN vs. FLORIDA||NEUTRAL||Sept. 2, 3:30||ABC|
For comparison's sake, the ACC championship between Clemson and Miami drew a 3.2, with 5.4 million viewers.
[H/T: Sports Media Watch]