ESPN Hits a Home Run With College Football

Dec 28, 2017  •  Post A Comment

ESPN knocked it out of the park in the ratings Wednesday with two college football games, even if “knocking it out of the park” is a baseball term.

The channel announced that two of Wednesday’s games were the two highest-rated college football bowl games of the season.

“ESPN’s airing of the New Era Pinstripe Bowl featuring Iowa vs. Boston College (5:15 p.m. ET) delivered a 2.3 overnight and the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl between Texas and Missouri (9 p.m.) earned a 2.1 overnight, both besting Fox’s prime-time telecast of the Foster Farms Bowl (8:30 p.m.) by 21% and 11%, respectively,” the network announced.

“Now 22 games into the bowl season, ESPN and ABC have combined to televise the six highest-rated games across all networks,” ESPN said. “Additionally, ESPN’s networks are averaging a 1.4 overnight for 20 bowl games they have televised, equal to that of last season’s first 20 bowls games the networks aired.”

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