Ohio State-Nebraska game sets new 2020 ratings record
Ohio State’s 52-17 victory over Nebraska wasn’t a particularly close game, but it turned out to be one of the biggest college football draws of the season so far.
According to FOX PR, the Buckeyes’ win over Nebraska was viewed by 6,175,000 people. That was the most-watched game of the day and the the second most-watched game of the entire 2020 season, per FOX.
It was also the most watched FOX game of the current campaign.
The results are in… 🗳️
The BIG NOON SATURDAY showdown between Ohio State and Nebraska is this season's most-watched college football game on FOX and second most-watched on ANY network. pic.twitter.com/hLPzEvRryb
— FOX Sports PR (@FOXSportsPR) October 27, 2020
The game scored an astounding 36.7 rating in Columbus and also did well in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Detroit.
This was a close game for most of the first half before Ohio State started to pull away. The Buckeyes led 24-14 at the break but exploded for a 28-3 advantage in the second half.
In addition to Ohio State’s enormous following, the Buckeyes are led by Heisman Trophy finalist in Justin Fields. It’s not surprising that fans were curious what Fields and Ohio State would look like during the first week of Big Ten action.
Expect Ohio State to score a huge rating next week, too. The Buckeyes are playing in the game of the week at Penn State on Saturday night. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on ABC.