Ohio State's Win Over Michigan Was Fox's Most-Watched Regular Season College Football Game Ever

By Kevin Harrish on November 29, 2018 at 1:20 pm
Buckeyes continue to set records.
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A record audience watched Ohio State's beatdown of Michigan on Saturday.

The Buckeyes' lopsided win was Fox's most-watched regular-season football game ever, drawing an enormous of audience of 13,200,000.

From FoxSports.com:

Last weekend’s rivalry matchup between Ohio State and Michigan, in which the Buckeyes defeated the Wolverines, 62-39, to earn a spot in Saturday’s Big Ten Championship Game, drew a massive audience of 13,200,000. The game ranks as FOX’s most-watched regular-season game ever and is up +26% over last year’s matchup (vs. 10,513,000). On FOX Sports streaming services, Ohio State-Michigan attracted an average-minute audience of 145,000, the platforms’ best-ever performance for a college football game.

The Buckeyes have been brining the ratings to all networks all season.

Ohio State's comeback wins over TCU (7,244,000 average viewers viewers) and Penn State (9,159,000 average viewers) each crack the top-five in most-watched games this season.

The Buckeyes also had the most-watched games of the weekend in some of their less-than great results including their loss to Purdue and the overtime win against Maryland.

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