PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

Penn State-Ohio State Clash Broke Fox Ratings Records

On a packed sports Saturday — one Fox paid a hefty price for — Penn State prevailed as one of the biggest college football draws of the 2017 season in its nail-biting loss to Ohio State.

The game was hyped along with the World Series all week long by Fox in its “Greatest Weekend Ever” campaign, and the promotions paid off after the showdown in Columbus turned in a 6.4 rating — the second best draw of the year thus far.

The only game that recorded a higher rating was the season-opening showdown against Florida State and Alabama at the debut of Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, which drew a 6.9.

Saturday’s game added a gem to the file of big games on Fox, which significantly helps the network’s college football credibility. Fox paid lots of money for the opportunity to broadcast games of this caliber, and so far, so good.

To boot with its seasonal rating success, the game was the highest-rated regular season game in Fox’s history. The statistics help boost the game’s claim as one of the season’s best.

Plus, we also got to hear some more fantastic calls from Gus Johnson all afternoon:

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
OR
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

David Abruzzese

David is a senior from Rochester, NY, nestled right in beautiful Western New York. He is majoring in Broadcast Journalism, and as an avid sports fan, he passionately supports the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. He is the first Penn Stater from his family, and couldn’t be prouder to represent Penn State University. In his free time, he likes to alpine ski, and play golf. You can follow him on Twitter @abruz11, and can contact him via email at [email protected]

Comments

Other posts by David

So Long, And Goodnight: David Abruzzese’s Senior Column

It’s been a hell of a ride, folks. Senior staffer David Abruzzese rides off into the sunset with his senior column.

Saquon Barkley Mum On NFL Future; Relishes Fiesta Bowl Opportunity

DOTD: Nittany Lion Catches Pass At Fiesta Bowl

Gov. Tom Wolf Signs ‘Tim’s Law’ Anti-Hazing Bill

Governor Tom Wolf officially enacted the Timothy J. Piazza Anti-Hazing Law, which will establish stronger penalties, new standards for enforcement and reporting, and a stratified system for assessing hazing offenses, Friday in Harrisburg.

Where To Take Your Parents To Eat (And Drink) This Weekend

State College has plenty of restaurants that always seem too far and too expensive — except when your parents are in town.

Send this to a friend