Week two of the college football season didn’t offer much in the way of attractive match ups and the TV ratings reflected that.
ESPN drew 4.5 million viewers for its Clemson-A&M primetime match — and that was as good as it got for any network.
As for the Big 12...all ten teams were in action. Four out of the ten teams (40% for you math majors) were playing on networks that actually care about how many people are watching and were included in the Nielsen Ratings.
The rest were on regional networks or live streaming where ratings are not available.
Study the results below.
They are a work of art.
They are the Mona Lisa of crappy TV Contracts
A Review of the Big12
Friday September 7th
TCU at SMU ESPN2 1.1 million
UCLA at OU Fox 2.9 million
Iowa State at Iowa Fox 2.0 million
Mississippi State at Kansas State ESPN 1.8 million
Kansas at Central Michigan ESPN3 Who Knows/Who Cares?
Lamar at Texas Tech FSNet Who Knows/Who Cares?
Youngstown State at W. Virginia AT&TNet Who Knows/Who Cares?
Baylor at UTSU CBSNet/Facebook Who Knows/Who Cares?
South Alabama at Oklahoma St. FSNet Who Knows/Who Cares?
Tulsa at Texas LHN Who Knows/Who Cares?
The TV contracts pay good money to Big 12 programs The TV contracts give crappy coverage to Big 12 programs
Results for some of the more interesting games in Week 2
Saturday September 8th
Clemson at Texas A&M ESPN 4.5 million
Georgia at South Carolina CBS 3.7 million
Colorado at Nebraska ABC 3.4 million
Penn State at Pitt ABC 3.3 million
Arizona at Houston ABC 2.5 million
Ball State at Notre Dame NBC 2.4 million
Michigan St. at Arizona St ESPN 2.3 million
USC at Stanford Fox 2.3 million