The Game delivers monster TV ratings, highest since 2006
The Game drew in massive TV ratings on Saturday, to no one’s surprise.
This year’s matchup between Ohio State and Michigan was one of the most exciting in recent years, as the winner would advance to the Big Ten Championship and almost certainly lock in a spot in the CFP. Michigan took the game for a third-straight year, and now the Wolverines are just a win away from a date with the Playoff.
This year’s edition of The Game dominated last week’s TV ratings, drawing in a whopping 19.07 million viewers according to Sports Media Watch. The second-highest rated game was the Iron Bowl between Alabama and AUburn at 9.09 million viewers.
This year’s matchup drew in the largest audience since the 2006 matchup when the teams were ranked No. 1 and No. 2. The Game’s 9.0 rating is the third-highest on record.
Some other games that cracked the top 10 were Washington State vs. Washington at 5.85 million, Georgia vs. Georgia Tech at 5.33 million and Florida vs. Florida State at 5.07 million.