Indiana-Ohio State game set ratings records for FOX
Ohio State’s thrilling win over Indiana turned out to be one of the highest-rated college football games of the year.
The Hoosiers put up a good fight and a great fourth-quarter comeback, but Ohio State prevailed 42-35. Indiana QB Michael Penix Jr. provided plenty of fireworks as he threw for 491 yards and five touchdowns.
The recipe of two undefeated teams playing a tight game that came down to the final minute created a ratings boom for FOX.
Here are the numbers released by the network on Tuesday afternoon:
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According to FOX, it was the most-watched program of anything on television on Saturday. It also set the new high-water mark for college games on FOX in 2020.
It’s also in the top five most-watched college game of 2020 across any network.
Ohio State will be on FS1 this week as the Buckeyes travel to face Illinois on the road.