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Most viewed college football game in ESPN history?

Posted by ZA on September 15, 2009

The game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and USC Trojans on Saturday, September 12th, 2009 was the most watched college football matchup in the history of ESPN.  ESPN reports that over 10.6 million people watched USC defeat Ohio State in a thrilling game in Columbus, Ohio.

The USC/Ohio State game was the highest rated cable broadcast since Florida State played Miami in 1994.  The highest rated regular season game in 2008 was the Texas Longhorns versus Texas Tech Red Raiders, which tallied a 7.5 rating and had over 8.5 million households watching.  USC versus Ohio State, in Los Angeles, was the 2nd highest rated regular season game in ’08, which over 7.8 million viewers.

[Assist: Sports Business Daily]

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