Clemson-Auburn delivers impressive TV ratings
ABC’s Saturday Night Football - Oklahoma at Ohio State: 5.3 Overnight, the Highest of Week 2 Across All Networks; ESPN’s Networks Air Four of the Five Highest Overnights Among All Networks
ESPN Network’s Air Highest Overnight In Each Game Window and Best in Primetime By More than 75%
Sooners-Buckeyes: Best September Non-Opening Week Overnight on ABC in Seven Years, Up 33% from 2016 Game on FOX
Auburn at Clemson: Best Cable Overnight and Higher than Two Games on FOX
Auburn at Clemson (7 p.m., ESPN) earned a 2.0 overnight and a streaming audience of 113,000 in the average minute, setting the pace among all games on cable in week 2. Additionally, the overnight rating between the battle of the Tigers outdrew all games on FOX Sports and CBS. Overall, all eight games on ESPN and ESPN2 had higher overnights than the two games which aired on FS1. Additional highlights:
· The overnight and streaming audience for Clemson’s victory was up 43% and 61% respectively from ESPN’s week 2 primetime telecast (Arkansas at TCU).
· Stanford at USC (8:30 p.m. on FOX) was down 14% from the same 2016 matchup which aired on ABC in prime time (Sept. 17 at 8 p.m.)
· Cincinnati at Michigan (noon) and Pittsburgh at Penn State (3:30 p.m.), both on ABC, where the two highest overnights in their game windows across all networks, earning a 2.8 and 2.7, respectively. The overnight for the Wolverines audience was up 27% from last season’s same window on ABC, which featured the Wolverines hosting UCF.