[12/03/17 - 11:15 AM]
FOX Sports Super Saturday Records Huge Viewership Numbers for Big Ten and Big 12 Championships
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Saturday, December 3.

[via press release from FOX Sports]

This Just In...


With Nearly 13 Million Viewers, No. 8 Ohio State's Win Over No. 4 Wisconsin is FOX's Top College Football Game Since 2013

No. 3 Oklahoma's Victory Over No. 11 TCU Pulls in Almost 6 Million, Projecting to Give FOX Yesterday's Top Early Game

No. 8 Ohio State captured its 36th Big Ten title in thrilling fashion with a 27-21 victory over fourth-ranked and previously undefeated Wisconsin Saturday night, powering FOX to what is projected to be a big win in prime time. The game drew 12,919,000 viewers on the FOX broadcast network, according to Nielsen Fast Nationals, ranking as the network's most-watched college football game since the 2013 Big Ten Championship.

The 2017 Big Ten Championship Game is the most-watched Big Ten Championship Game since the Buckeyes faced Michigan State in 2013 (13,900,000) and is FOX's most-watched primetime telecast of any kind since Game 7 of this year's World Series. This year's Big Ten title contest drew a combined 13,050,000 viewers on the FOX broadcast network and FOX Sports GO with an average minute audience of 131,0161 on FOX Sports GO. The 2017 Big Ten Championship Game is now the streaming service's biggest college football event ever, surpassing the average minute audience of 107,983 set during Penn State at Ohio State earlier this season.

Earlier in the day, No. 3 Oklahoma punched its ticket to the College Football Playoff with a convincing win over No. 11 TCU in the first Big 12 Championship Game since 2010 and the first ever to air on FOX. The game delivered 5,901,000 viewers on the broadcast network and projects to be the most-watched game of yesterday's 12:00 PM ET window. Overall, a combined 5,980,000 viewers watched the Big 12 Championship Game on FOX and FOX Sports GO, with an average minute audience of 79,373 on the streaming service. The game is the best-performing Big 12 game in FOX Sports GO history and its fourth-best college football event ever.

The top five markets for the Big Ten Championship Game are Columbus (48.2/70), Dayton (31.2/50), Milwaukee (29.6/50), Cleveland (24.8/41) and Birmingham (20.9/30). The Big 12 Championship Game's top five markets are Oklahoma City (32.4/57), Tulsa (27.5/50), Birmingham (14.7/26), Columbus (10.6/22) and Dallas (10.2/26).

FOX Sports' full college football schedule, as well as photography, biographical information and more, can be found on FOX Sports Press Pass.


More Than 13 Million Tune in to Ohio State's 27-21 Win on FOX, FOX Deportes and FOX Sports GO

Big 12 Championship Game Tops All Games in Noon ET Window

New York - FOX Sports won prime time on Saturday night with 12,918,000 viewers tuning in to the 2017 Big Ten Championship Game between Ohio State and Wisconsin on the FOX broadcast network, according to Nielsen Media Research. This year's Big Ten title contest is FOX's most-watched college football game since the 2013 Big Ten Championship between Ohio State and Michigan State (13,900,000) and is the network's most-watched primetime telecast of any kind since Game 7 of the 2017 World Series.

On the FOX broadcast network, the Big Ten Championship Game is up +41% over 2016 and crushed Saturday's primetime college football competition by 138%. Combined, 13,063,161 viewers watched the Buckeyes earn their 36th conference title on FOX, FOX Deportes and FOX Sports GO. The game drew an average minute audience of 136,161 on FOX Sports GO, the best performance ever for a college football game on the platform.

Earlier on Saturday, 5,896,000 viewers tuned in to the Big 12 Championship Game on FOX, easily winning college football's 12:00 PM ET time slot. The Big 12 Championship - the first since 2010 and the first ever on the network - and the Big Ten Championship give FOX two of the three most-watched college football games on Championship Saturday.

Overall, 5,982,373 viewers watched the Big 12 title game on FOX, FOX Deportes and FOX Sports GO, including FOX Sports GO's average minute audience of 79,373. Saturday's championship game is the best-performing Big 12 game ever on the streaming service and the platform's fourth-best college football game overall.

FOX Sports' college football coverage continues this month with the Foster Farms Bowl and San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl. Coverage of Arizona vs. Purdue in the Foster Farms Bowl begins at 8:00 PM ET on the FOX broadcast network on Wednesday, Dec. 27. The following day, FS1's coverage of No. 18 Washington State vs. No. 16 Michigan State in the San Diego County Credit Union Bowl begins at 8:30 PM ET.

  [december 2017]  


most recent ratings | view all posts
[10/15/21 - 09:55 AM]
FOX's "The Simpsons" & "9-1-1" Rank as Top Two Programs of Week Three of '21-'22 Season in L3 Ratings
"The Simpsons'" win marks the first time it has ranked as the week's #1 entertainment program in nearly seven years, while its lead-out, "The Great North" delivered its highest-rated episode ever.

[10/14/21 - 07:58 AM]
"Johnson" Season One Seen by 5.7 Million Viewers, Season Two Coming in 2022
The complete first season is available on Bounce's popular streaming service Brown Sugar, as are all Bounce originals.

[10/13/21 - 03:08 PM]
ABC Is Thursday's No. 1 Entertainment Net for 2nd Straight Week in Adults 18-49
"Grey's Anatomy" was Thursday's No. 1 entertainment show for the 2nd week in a row in adults 18-49.

[10/13/21 - 12:42 PM]
"V/H/S/94" a Blockbuster Hit for Shudder - Service's Biggest Movie Premiere Ever
More members watched its debut in its opening weekend than any prior movie premiere on the service.

[10/12/21 - 03:10 PM]
ESPN's "Monday Night Football" Colts-Ravens Matchup Generates 11.4 Million Viewers, Another Year-Over-Year Audience Increase
Season-to-date, "Monday Night Football" is up 20% from both 2020 and 2019 seasons, averaging 14 million viewers through the first five weeks of the season.

[10/12/21 - 03:01 PM]
"Squid Game" Has Officially Reached 111 Million Fans
Netflix confirms the drama is its biggest series launch ever.

[10/12/21 - 08:08 AM]
ABC Ranks as Tuesday's No. 1 Entertainment Network in Adults 18-49
After just three days of viewing across linear and digital platforms, "Bachelor in Paradise" averaged a 1.97 rating among Adults 18-49 this season, more than doubling its initial Live+Same Day rating.

[10/08/21 - 12:06 PM]
ABC Ties as Week's No. 1 Entertainment Network Among Adults 18-49
The season premiere of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" was the week's No. 1 scripted show among adults 18-49 (1.3/9).

[10/08/21 - 10:42 AM]
Season Premiere and 700th Episode of "America's Funniest Home Videos" Builds by Double Digits Over Season Finale in Total Viewers
"Celebrity Wheel of Fortune" and "Supermarket Sweep" were also up from last week's season premieres.

[10/08/21 - 09:22 AM]
FOX's "The Masked Singer" and "9-1-1" Win Week Two in L3 Ratings
Week two of "The Masked Singer" was Wednesday's #1 entertainment program in adults 18-49, outperforming its closest broadcast competitors by 8%.

[10/08/21 - 07:37 AM]
"Monday Night Football's" Week 1 Audience Jumps to 17 Million Viewers Following Nielsen Reporting Correction
The increased audience measurement is the result of an underreported ABC audience, as ABC's audience now stands at 8,605,000 viewers, a 1,712,000 viewer increase from the original reported number.

[10/07/21 - 02:27 PM]
The Electrifying 2021 "BET Hip Hop Awards" and Nostalgic "Rap City '21" Score Ratings Success with 1.4 Million Viewers Tuned in Last Tuesday Night and Generating Triple-Digit View Increases Across Digital Platforms
The annual celebration is the best performing "BET Hip Hop Awards" ever, with over 54M views to date across BET Digital platforms.

[10/07/21 - 11:26 AM]
FOX's "Our Kind of People" Becomes First Fall Broadcast Drama to Post Week-to-Week Growth in Six Years
The series grew 20% in week two among the Adults 18-49 L7 rating (vs. 0.5/4 L7 premiere).

[10/06/21 - 02:38 PM]
Most-Watched MLB Game on ESPN Platforms Since 1998: Boston Red Sox Defeat New York Yankees in "AL Wild Card Game Presented by Hankook Tire"
The game telecasts across ESPN and ESPN2 averaged 7.7 million viewers, according to Nielsen.

[10/05/21 - 03:11 PM]
"Monday Night Football" Week 4: Substantial 42% Year-Over-Year Audience Growth, as Raiders-Chargers Averages 12.9 Million Viewers
Despite the 35-minute kickoff delay and the 21-0 Chargers' halftime lead, the audience significantly outpaced last season's Week 4 game (Atlanta-Green Bay) and was also up 19% from the franchise's 2019 Week 4 game (Cincinnati-Pittsburgh).