FOX Sports recorded huge viewership numbers during college football’s conference championship week, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2-3 on the FOX broadcast network.
On Friday night, Washington’s lopsided 40-10 win over Colorado in the Pac-12 Championship Game recorded a 3.4 rating with 5.671 million viewers. Friday night marked the second most-watched Pac-12 Championship Game ever, behind the 2014 game on FOX, which drew 5.997 million for Arizona vs. Oregon. The 2016 Pac-12 Championship Game posted a viewership increase of +120% over last year’s game (2.552 million), which was televised by ESPN on a Saturday night.
Saturday night’s exciting Big Ten Championship Game, in which Penn State came from behind to defeat Wisconsin, 38-31, posted a 5.3 rating with 9.198 million viewers. Saturday night’s audience is +72% higher than viewership of that night’s ACC title game, which aired in the same time slot on ABC.
Also on Saturday, Oklahoma defeated Oklahoma State, 38-20, to claim the Big 12 title in “Bedlam,” drawing a 3.1 rating and 4.817 million viewers, which is the second most-watched regular-season college football game on FOX this season.
On FOX Sports GO, the Big Ten Championship Game attracted 171,803 unique streamers and 11,556,470 minutes streamed, while the Pac-12 Championship drew 132,462 unique streamers and 8,892,591 minutes streamed, and Bedlam brought in 100,182 unique streamers and 6,606,981 minutes streamed.
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