FOX brought up the rear on a stacked night of college football games.
Saturday’s Kansas State/Oklahoma college football game drew a mere 1.7 overnight rating on FOX, down 32% from USC/Stanford the previous week (2.5), and down 29% from Nebraska/UCLA two weeks ago (2.4).
The 1.7 is the second lowest for the weekly college football franchise on FOX, ahead of only Hawaii/USC in week one of the season (1.4).
Kansas State’s upset victory not only trailed Michigan/Notre Dame on NBC (4.0) and Clemson/Florida State on ABC (3.2), but also finished behind both Saturday night games on cable network ESPN — including an Arizona/Oregon game that started after 10 PM ET (2.1).
Of the five college football telecast windows on broadcast TV Saturday (two on ABC, one each on NBC, CBS and FOX), Kansas State/Oklahoma finished dead last.
(Saturday’s numbers from Sports Business Daily)