Ohio State-TCU draws highest overnight rating of any CFB game this season
Did you stay up to watch Ohio State-TCU on ABC Saturday night?
A lot of you did.
The numbers came out for exactly how many people tuned in to see the No. 4 Buckeyes beat the No. 15 Horned Frogs in Texas, 40-28. In short, the game drew a very nice rating.
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Ohio State continues to move the needle as the TCU matchup netted a 4.9 overnight rating, the highest of any game through three weeks. https://t.co/vkAdVijTWk
— Eleven Warriors (@11W) September 16, 2018
The 4.9 overnight rating wasn’t just the best of Week 3. It was the best of any game this season. TCU led 21-13 in the third quarter, giving a reason for people to stick around, too.
Ohio State’s burst of 20 points in roughly 4 minutes of play gave excitement as well. Would TCU come back in the final quarter? It kept people’s attention.
There have been some good ones too, like Washington-Auburn in a battle of top 10 teams and other highly-anticipated matchups, rivalries. Those apparently don’t match up to what Ohio State brings to the table.
When you have a primetime night game featuring a school that a lot of people like to hate going against some sort of underdog that nobody has a gripe against, it can draw plenty of attention. Playing in Jerry’s World — AT&T Stadium certainly doesn’t hurt, either.
Ohio State-TCU set the record in Week 3, but there is still plenty of football to be played in 2018.