Ohio State's Loss to Purdue Was the Most-Watched College Football Game of the Week

By Kevin Harrish on October 23, 2018 at 5:13 pm
People love to watch the Bucks lose.

Buckeye fans love their football, and other college football fans love to see the Buckeyes lose.

It seems that was the case on Saturday as Ohio State's lopsided loss to Purdue was the most-watched game of the weekend, drawing a bigger viewing audience than four other games between ranked teams over the weekend.

Purdue's upset win over the Buckeyes averaged over 6.2 million viewers and peaked at 8.1 million. The second-most watched game of the weekend was LSU's win over Mississippi State, which delivered a Nielsen total live audience of 3.1 million viewers.

Ohio State's loss against Purdue was also the fifth most-watched college football game of the season. Of the five most watched college football games so far this season, three of them have included the Buckeyes, including the top two – Ohio State's comeback wins over TCU (7,244,000 viewers) and Penn State (9,159,000 viewers).

The Buckeyes won't be able to move the needle this week though, as Ohio State is off and won't return to action until Nebraska comes to Columbus for a noon game on Nov. 2.

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