FOX made a big announcement about the Ohio State-Michigan game today.
The contest between the Buckeyes and the Wolverines didn’t end up living to the hype, as Urban Meyer’s team blew out Jim Harbaugh and Co.
A lot of people tuned it to watch that blowout, though.
FOX announced today that it was the network’s most-watched regular season college football game ever.
Last weekend’s rivalry matchup between Ohio State and Michigan, in which the Buckeyes defeated the Wolverines, 62-39, to earn a spot in Saturday’s Big Ten Championship Game, drew a massive audience of 13,200,000. The game ranks as FOX’s most-watched regular-season game ever and is up +26% over last year’s matchup (vs. 10,513,000). On FOX Sports streaming services, Ohio State-Michigan attracted an average-minute audience of 145,000, the platforms’ best-ever performance for a college football game.
FOX will be televising the Big Ten’s Championship Game on Saturday night.
Ohio State and Northwestern are set to kick off at 8 p.m. E.T. on FOX.