Penn State-Wisconsin The Sixth Most-Watched Game Of The Year
Last Saturday’s Big Ten Championship was a battle for the ages between two of the best programs in the country this year. It was must-watch television, and we’re not just saying that. With a total of 9,189,000 viewers, Penn State-Wisconsin was the sixth most-watched college football game of the year in a season where the sport dominated the American viewing population.
According to ESPN, Americans have watched 100 BILLION minutes of college football during the 2016 season. RIP USA productivity.
— Paul Myerberg (@PaulMyerberg) December 6, 2016
The Nittany Lions joined some pretty elite company in the rankings. More viewers watched the Big Ten Championship than games like Ohio State at Wisconsin, Texas A&M at Alabama, and Ole Miss vs Florida State.
Michigan at Ohio State took the cake with a little less than 17 million viewers — and for good reason. “The Game” was arguably the contest of the year, but the amount of people who tuned into last Saturday’s classic title matchup speaks volumes to the viewing quality of Penn State this year. The Lions are a fun product to watch, and they saved their best performance for the biggest stage.
This year’s Rose Bowl could generate similar numbers if not more given the stage and the history of Penn State and USC. “The Granddaddy of Them All” kicks off on Jan. 2 at 2:10.