OSU-Wisconsin had highest overnight TV rating of any Saturday event
Ohio State-Wisconsin was must-see TV.
For B1G fans, the game had major conference title implications, and nationally speaking, it had major College Football Playoff implications. The fact that the game turned out to be a thriller only helped its viewership.
As it turned out, more people watched OSU-Wisconsin than the World Series or any other sporting event on Saturday.
ABC’s Ohio State at Wisconsin thriller earned a 5.6 overnight rating, the highest overnight among all sporting events across all networks.
— Jerry Emig (@BuckeyeNotes) October 16, 2016
It turned out to be the most-watched B1G game of the year.
It actually drew the third-largest audience of any college football game in 2016. Only Notre Dame-Texas and Louisville-Clemson drew higher overnight ratings.
Ohio State could one-up itself if that regular-season finale against Michigan as the implications many expect it will.