Ohio State vs. Penn State Earns Highest Television Rating of the Year

By Kevin Harrish on September 30, 2018 at 11:09 am
Ohio State continues to move the needle.

Ohio State vs. Penn State was the game of the year so far in college football so far, and the television ratings certainly show that.

The game received an impressive 6.1 overnight rating, making it the highest-rated game of the season on any network. It also ranks among ABC's top five highest-rated September Saturday games on record.

It also received more than double the ratings of the other concurrent top-10 showdown between No. 7 Notre Dame and No. 8 Stanford, topping its score of 2.56.

Ohio State's 27-26 win was the best regular season game on the ESPN family of networks in more than a calendar year, dating back to last season's kickoff weekend.

Ratings peaked at a whopping 8.2 as the Buckeyes completed a come-from-behind fourth quarter victory between 11:15 and 11:30 marking the highest overnight peak in college football this season among all networks.

It looks like Ohio State football continues to move the needle.

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