Sunday, November 19, 2006
UM-OSU most-watched regular season game since '93
Top-ranked Ohio State's victory over No. 2
Michigan drew the biggest television audience for any
regular-season game in 13 years.
ABC's broadcast pulled in a 13.4 rating, which translates to
14.96 million households and 21.77 million viewers. That's the
biggest audience and rating for a regular-season college football
network telecast since Florida State at Notre Dame on Nov. 13,
The figures for Saturday's game are according to Nielsen Media
This was the second time this season ABC has televised a No. 1
vs. No. 2 matchup. On Sept. 9, Ohio State beat second-ranked Texas.
That game averaged an 8.2 rating, and was seen in 9.1 million