The Buckeyes' bout with the Cornhuskers was college football's highest-rated game of the day despite its lopsided result. The game peaked early in the first quarter with an overnight rating of 5.2. Overall, the matchup earned a 3.9 overnight rating.
In a surprise to absolutely no one, the four highest-rated markets for the game were Columbus (36.3), Dayton (20.9), Cleveland (17.6), and Cincinnati (11.5).
Similarly, College Gameday viewership was up 8%. The Big Ten matchup between Northwestern and Wisconsin earned a 2.2 overnight rating and Clemson's near loss to North Carolina earned a 3.1 overnight rating.
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