College Football TV Ratings

Television ratings for college football games during the 2013 season. Will be updated as the season progresses.

National ratings unavailable for games on CBS Sports Network, the Big Ten Network, the Pac-12 Network, and ESPNEWS. Numbers from various sources, including ESPN, NBC Sports, Sports Business Daily, and Son of the Bronx.

A downloadable, sortable version of this chart is available here in Excel format.

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Week 1 NCAA Football TV Ratings

Rating Viewers Time Away Home Net
Thursday, August 29
2.4
3.65M
6:00 PM North Carolina South Carolina ESPN
1.9
2.74M
9:15 PM Mississippi Vanderbilt ESPN
0.2
311K
8:00 PM Utah State Utah FS1
0.2
241K
10:30 PM Rutgers Fresno State ESPNU
0.1
199K
7:00 PM Tulsa Bowling Green ESPNU
Friday, August 30
1.3
2.13M
8:00 PM Texas Tech SMU ESPN
0.4
585K
8:30 PM North Dakota St. Kansas State FS1
0.3
541K
8:00 PM Florida Atlantic Miami ESPNU
Saturday, August 31
4.8
8.14M
8:00 PM Georgia Clemson ABC
3.0
5.17M
5:30 PM Alabama Virginia Tech ESPN
2.7
4.21M
1:00 PM Rice Texas A&M ESPN
2.4
3.67M
3:30 PM Mississippi State Oklahoma State ABC
Syracuse Penn State
1.9
3.17M
9:00 PM LSU TCU ESPN
1.6
2.50M
3:30 PM Temple Notre Dame NBC
1.1
1.89M
12:00 PM Buffalo Ohio State ESPN2
0.5
922K
7:00 PM Washington State Auburn ESPNU
0.5
714K
10:30 PM Northwestern Cal ESPN2
0.4
710K
10:00 PM Boise State Washington FS1
0.4
654K
3:30 PM Reverse mirror of ABC window ESPN2
0.3
493K
12:00 PM William & Mary West Virginia FS1
0.3
412K
4:00 PM Nicholls State Oregon FS1
0.2
328K
12:00 PM Purdue Cincinnati ESPNU
0.2
299K
3:30 PM BYU Virginia ESPNU
Sunday, September 1
1.2
1.76M
3:30 PM Ohio Louisville ESPN
Monday, September 2 (Labor Day)
2.9
4.47M
8:00 PM FSU Pittsburgh ESPN

Week 2 NCAA Football TV Ratings

Asterisk (*) indicates games were delayed due to weather concerns.
^: Due to the delay in the USF/MSU game, the first hour of Toledo/Missouri aired on ESPNEWS. As a result, the ESPNEWS Old Dominion/Maryland telecast was delayed by a half-hour.
Rating Viewers Time Away Home Net
Thursday, September 5
0.1
181K
7:30 PM FAU ECU FS1
Friday, September 6
0.8
1.09M
8:00 PM Wake Forest Boston College ESPN2
Saturday, September 7
5.3
8.65M
8:00 PM Notre Dame Michigan ESPN
4.3
7.05M
4:30 PM South Carolina Georgia ESPN
3.1
4.60M
12:00 PM Florida Miami ESPN
2.6
4.08M
3:30 PM Oregon Virginia ABC
San Diego State Ohio State
2.0
3.43M
7:00 PM West Virginia Oklahoma FOX
0.8
1.29M
8:45 PM* Texas BYU ESPN2
0.6
920K
3:30 PM Reverse mirror of ABC window ESPN2
0.5
825K
10:30 PM Washington State USC FS1
0.4
659K
7:30 PM* UAB LSU ESPNU
0.4
576K
1:00 PM* USF Michigan State ESPNU
0.4
553K
12:00 PM Cincinnati Illinois ESPN2
0.2
347K
12:00 PM Oklahoma State Texas-San Antonio FS1
0.2
326K
4:30 PM^ Toledo Missouri ESPNU
0.2
315K
6:30 PM UL-Lafayette Kansas State FS1
0.1
189K
3:30 PM^ Toledo Missouri ESPNEWS
0.1
123K
4:30 PM^ Old Dominion Maryland ESPNEWS

Week 3 NCAA Football TV Ratings

Rating Viewers Time Away Home Net
Thursday, September 12
1.4
2.28M
7:30 PM TCU Texas Tech ESPN
0.1
137K
7:30 PM Troy Arkansas State ESPNU
0.1
124K
7:30 PM Tulane Louisiana Tech FS1
Friday, September 13
1.3
2.00M
8:00 PM Air Force Boise State ESPN
Saturday, September 14
8.5
13.59M
3:30 PM Alabama Texas A&M CBS
3.0
4.79M
8:00 PM Notre Dame Purdue ABC
2.7
4.19M
12:00 PM UCLA Nebraska ABC
2.0
3.25M
7:00 PM Ohio State Cal FOX
2.0
3.16M
3:30 PM Tennessee Oregon ABC
1.6
2.53M
10:30 PM Wisconsin Arizona State ESPN
1.5
2.28M
12:00 PM Louisville Kentucky ESPN
1.2
1.88M
7:00 PM Vanderbilt South Carolina ESPN
1.1
1.86M
7:00 PM Mississippi St. Auburn ESPN2
0.7
1.07M
3:30 PM Nevada FSU ESPN
0.6
1.03M
12:00 PM Tulsa Oklahoma ESPN2
0.3
601K
7:00 PM Kent State LSU ESPNU
0.3
567K
6:00 PM Iowa Iowa State FS1
0.3
396K
10:00 PM Oregon State Utah FS1
0.3
347K
12:00 PM Virginia Tech ECU FS1
0.1
195K
12:00 PM Bowling Green Indiana ESPNU
0.1
161K
3:30 PM Georgia Tech Duke ESPNU
0.1
86K
8:00 PM Marshall Ohio ESPNEWS

Week 4 NCAA Football TV Ratings

Rating Viewers Time Away Home Net
Thursday, September 19
1.7
2.60M
7:30 PM Clemson N.C. State ESPN
Friday, September 20
1.4
2.12M
9:00 PM Boise State Fresno State ESPN
Saturday, September 21
3.5
5.73M
8:00 PM Michigan UConn ABC
Kansas State Texas
3.2
4.79M
3:30 PM Michigan State Notre Dame NBC
2.8
N/A
3:30 PM Tennessee Florida CBS
2.2
3.80M
7:45 PM Auburn LSU ESPN
1.9
2.78M
3:30 PM Purdue Wisconsin ABC
Utah State USC
1.7
2.33M
12:00 PM North Carolina Georgia Tech ESPN
1.6
2.78M
7:00 PM Colorado State Alabama ESPN2
1.2
1.89M
7:00 PM Arizona State Stanford FOX
1.1
1.62M
3:30 PM Arkansas Rutgers ESPN
0.8
1.26M
10:15 PM Utah BYU ESPN2
0.5
809K
7:00 PM SMU Texas A&M ESPNU
0.5
738K
12:00 PM Marshall Va. Tech ESPNU
0.5
638K
12:00 PM San Jose State Minnesota ESPN2
0.4
599K
3:30 PM West Virginia Maryland ESPNU
0.3
415K
3:30 PM Reverse mirror of ABC window ESPN2
0.2
289K
12:00 PM La. Tech Kansas FS1
0.2
271K
10:15 PM Wyoming Air Force ESPNU
0.1
174K
12:00 PM Vanderbilt UMass ESPNEWS
0.1
159K
4:00 PM UL-Monroe Baylor FS1

Week 5 NCAA Football TV Ratings

* Army/La. Tech game was halted due to delays; ran from 5:00-5:44 PM and 6:14-8:44 PM.
Rating Viewers Time Away Home Net
Thursday, September 26
1.5
2.31M
7:30 PM Va. Tech Ga. Tech ESPN
0.2
244K
7:30 PM Iowa State Tulsa FS1
0.0
60K
7:30 PM Howard N.C. A&T ESPNU
Friday, September 27
0.6
838K
9:00 PM Utah State San Jose State ESPN
0.2
313K
9:00 PM Mid. Tennessee BYU ESPNU
Saturday, September 28
4.6
7.39M
3:30 PM LSU Georgia CBS
4.0
6.75M
8:00 PM Wisconsin Ohio State ABC
2.6
3.89M
3:30 PM Oklahoma Notre Dame NBC
2.3
4.02M
6:30 PM Mississippi Alabama ESPN
2.2
3.20M
12:00 PM South Carolina UCF ABC
1.9
2.79M
12:00 PM Oklahoma West Virginia ESPN
1.9
2.92M
3:30 PM Iowa Minnesota ABC
FSU Boston College
1.7
2.76M
7:00 PM Texas A&M Arkansas ESPN2
1.2
1.85M
10:00 PM Stanford Washington State ESPN
1.1
1.82M
7:00 PM Arizona Washington FOX
1.0
1.56M
10:30 PM USC Arizona State ESPN2
0.5
950K
7:00 PM Florida Kentucky ESPNU
0.4
501K
12:00 PM Northern Illinois Purdue ESPN2
0.3
460K
3:30 PM Reverse mirror of ABC window ESPN2
0.3
374K
12:00 PM Miami USF ESPNU
0.2
362K
3:30 PM Wake Forest Clemson ESPNU
0.2
329K
10:15 PM Southern Miss Boise State ESPNU
0.2
263K
12:00 PM SMU TCU FS1
0.1
152K
2:00 PM Navy Western Kentucky ESPNEWS
0.1
129K
5:00 PM* Army La. Tech FS1
0.1
107K
6:15 PM* Army La. Tech FS1

Week 6 NCAA Football TV Ratings

Rating Viewers Time Away Home Net
Thursday, October 3
1.5
2.40M
7:30 PM Texas Iowa State ESPN
0.3
596K
10:00 PM UCLA Utah FS1
0.1
81K
7:30 PM W. Kentucky UL-Monroe ESPNU
Friday, October 4
0.6
913K
9:00 PM Nevada San Diego State ESPN
Saturday, October 5
4.4
7.36M
8:00 PM Ohio State Northwestern ABC
3.5
5.61M
3:30 PM Georgia Tennessee CBS
2.9
4.42M
3:30 PM Minnesota Michigan ABC
Clemson Syracuse
Kansas State Oklahoma State
2.3
3.68M
7:30 PM Arizona State Notre Dame NBC
1.6
2.57M
10:30 PM Washington Stanford ESPN
1.5
2.29M
12:00 PM Maryland FSU ESPN
1.3
2.24M
7:00 PM LSU Mississippi State ESPN
1.2
2.02M
7:00 PM TCU Oklahoma FOX
1.0
1.49M
12:00 PM Michigan State Iowa ESPN2
1.0
1.39M
11:30 AM Air Force Navy CBS
0.9
1.55M
7:00 PM Arkansas Florida ESPN2
0.7
1.03M
3:30 PM Reverse mirror of ABC window ESPN2
0.6
857K
3:30 PM Georgia Tech Miami ESPNU
0.5
943K
7:00 PM Mississippi Auburn ESPNU
0.4
781K
12:00 PM Illinois Nebraska ESPNU
0.3
539K
8:00 PM West Virginia Baylor FS1
0.3
471K
12:00 PM Texas Tech Kansas FS1
0.2
358K
4:00 PM Washington State Cal FS1
0.1
241K
12:00 PM Rutgers SMU ESPNEWS


Week 7 NCAA Football TV Ratings

^ First 47 minutes of Texas A&M/Mississippi aired on ESPNEWS
Rating Viewers Time Away Home Net
Thursday, October 10
1.2
1.66M
7:30 PM Rutgers Louisville ESPN
0.3
535K
10:30 PM Arizona USC FS1
Friday, October 11
0.6
872K
8:30 PM Temple Cincinnati ESPN
Saturday, October 12
3.2
5.11M
9:18 PM^ Texas A&M Mississippi ESPN
3.1
5.02M
3:30 PM Florida LSU CBS
3.0
4.71M
12:00 PM Oklahoma Texas ABC
2.6
4.04M
5:00 PM Michigan Penn State ESPN
2.4
3.46M
3:30 PM Boston College Clemson ABC
Northwestern Wisconsin
2.1
3.01M
12:00 PM Missouri Georgia ESPN
1.5
2.56M
7:00 PM Alabama Kentucky ESPN2
1.0
1.77M
4:00 PM Oregon Washington FS1
0.9
1.40M
3:30 PM Baylor Kansas State FOX
0.7
966K
10:30 PM Cal UCLA ESPN2
0.6
958K
12:00 PM Indiana Michigan State ESPN2
0.4
513K
3:30 PM Reverse mirror of ABC window ESPN2
0.3
550K
8:30 PM^ Texas A&M Mississippi ESPNEWS
0.3
493K
10:30 PM Oregon State Washington State ESPNU
0.3
442K
12:00 PM Iowa State Texas Tech FS1
0.2
388K
12:00 PM Pittsburgh Virginia Tech ESPNU
0.2
358K
7:00 PM Georgia Tech BYU ESPNU
0.2
353K
3:30 PM Virginia Maryland ESPNU
0.1
148K
8:00 PM Tulsa UTEP FS1
0.1
79K
12:00 PM Memphis Houston ESPNEWS

Week 8 NCAA Football TV Ratings

Rating Viewers Time Away Home Net
Tuesday, October 15
0.3
456K
8:00 PM UL-Lafayette W. Kentucky ESPN2
Thursday, October 17
1.4
2.18M
7:30 PM Miami North Carolina ESPN
Friday, October 18
1.5
2.22M
8:00 PM UCF Louisville ESPN
Saturday, October 19
4.2
6.73M
3:30 PM Auburn Texas A&M CBS
3.4
5.68M
8:00 PM FSU Clemson ABC
3.4
5.34M
3:30 PM Iowa Ohio State ABC
UCLA Stanford
2.3
3.37M
12:00 PM South Carolina Tennessee ESPN
2.2
3.46M
7:30 PM USC Notre Dame NBC
1.5
2.60M
7:00 PM LSU Mississippi ESPN2
1.5
2.40M
12:00 PM Georgia Vanderbilt CBS
1.4
2.33M
7:00 PM Arkansas Alabama ESPN
1.3
1.96M
3:30 PM Oklahoma Kansas ESPN
0.9
1.18M
12:00 PM TCU Oklahoma State FOX
0.7
946K
10:30 PM Oregon State Cal ESPN2
0.6
1.14M
10:00 PM Washington State Oregon FS1
0.6
921K
3:30 PM Reverse mirror of ABC window ESPN2
0.6
821K
12:00 PM Minnesota Northwestern ESPN2
0.5
770K
12:00 PM Texas Tech West Virginia FS1
0.1
221K
7:00 PM Iowa State Baylor ESPNU
0.1
205K
3:30 PM BYU Houston ESPNEWS
0.1
179K
3:30 PM Maryland Wake Forest ESPNU
0.1
171K
12:00 PM Navy Toledo ESPNEWS
0.0
56K
12:00 PM UConn Cincinnati ESPNU


Week 9 NCAA Football TV Ratings

* Texas/TCU game aired on FS1 from 7:30-8:51 PM and FS2 from 11:53 PM-1:36 AM
** Texas Tech/Oklahoma game aired on FOX from 4:45-7:30 PM and Fox News Channel from 7:30-8:18.
^ Fresno State/San Diego State aired on ESPNEWS from 10:35-11:03 PM and ESPN2 from 11:02 PM-2:30 AM
Rating Viewers Time Away Home Net
Tuesday, October 22
0.5
767K
8:00 PM UL-Lafayette Arkansas State ESPN2
Thursday, October 24
0.9
1.33M
7:30 PM Kentucky Mississippi State ESPN
0.1
91K
7:30 PM Marshall Midd. Tennessee FS1
Friday, October 25
1.2
1.97M
8:00 PM Boise State BYU ESPN
Saturday, October 26
2.6
4.03M
3:30 PM Tennessee Alabama CBS
2.5
4.06M
8:00 PM Penn State Ohio State ABC
2.4
3.80M
4:45 PM** Texas Tech Oklahoma FOX
2.3
3.67M
7:00 PM UCLA Oregon ESPN
2.2
3.33M
3:30 PM N.C. State FSU ABC
Michigan State Illinois
2.0
3.13M
12:00 PM Nebraska Minnesota ESPN
1.8
3.05M
7:00 PM South Carolina Missouri ESPN2
1.5
2.33M
3:30 PM Clemson Maryland ESPN
1.5
2.23M
10:30 PM Stanford Oregon State ESPN
1.0
1.50M
7:30 PM** Texas Tech Oklahoma Fox News
0.6
885K
12:00 PM Wake Forest Miami ESPNU
0.5
749K
11:00 PM^ Fresno State San Diego State ESPN2
0.4
676K
7:30 PM* Texas TCU FS1
0.5
605K
12:00 PM Louisville USF ESPN2
0.3
525K
3:30 PM Duke Va. Tech ESPNU
0.3
493K
3:45 PM West Va. Kansas State FS1
0.4
458K
3:30 PM Reverse mirror of ABC window ESPN2
0.2
399K
11:00 PM Cal Washington FS1
0.1
212K
7:00 PM Baylor Kansas ESPNU
0.1
172K
10:30 PM^ Fresno State San Diego State ESPNEWS
0.1
167K
12:00 PM Houston Rutgers ESPNEWS
0.1
108K
11:53 PM* Texas TCU FS2

Week 10 NCAA Football TV Ratings

Rating Viewers Time Away Home Net
Wednesday, October 30
0.3
437K
8:00 PM Cincinnati Memphis ESPN2
Thursday, October 31
0.8
1.13M
7:00 PM USF Houston ESPN
0.6
896K
10:30 PM Arizona State Washington State ESPN
0.1
108K
7:30 PM Rice North Texas FS1
0.1
73K
7:30 PM UL-Monroe Troy ESPNU
Friday, November 1
1.2
1.77M
9:00 PM USC Oregon State ESPN
Saturday, November 2
5.1
8.35M
8:00 PM Miami FSU ABC
3.3
5.17M
3:30 PM Michigan Michigan State ABC
3.1
4.92M
3:30 PM Georgia Florida CBS
2.3
3.52M
12:00 PM Virginia Tech Boston College ABC
12:00 PM Wisconsin Iowa
1.7
2.56M
3:30 PM Navy Notre Dame NBC
1.4
2.39M
7:00 PM Oklahoma State Texas Tech FOX
1.4
2.28M
7:00 PM Tennessee Missouri ESPN
1.4
2.02M
12:00 PM Illnois Penn State ESPN
1.0
1.69M
6:00 PM Auburn Arkansas ESPN2
0.9
1.24M
3:30 PM Clemson Virginia ESPN
0.7
1.12M
9:00 PM UTEP Texas A&M ESPN2
0.5
820K
12:00 PM Reverse mirror of ABC window ESPN2
0.3
484K
3:30 PM West Virginia TCU ESPNU
0.2
470K
10:30 PM Nevada Fresno State ESPNU
0.2
371K
3:30 PM Iowa State Kansas State FS1
0.2
362K
7:00 PM Pittsburgh Georgia Tech ESPNU
0.2
338K
7:30 PM Colorado State UCLA FS1
0.2
331K
12:00 PM Army Air Force ESPNU

Week 11 NCAA Football TV Ratings

* UCLA/Arizona aired on ESPNEWS from 10:09-10:33 PM ET and on ESPN from 10:31PM-1:30AM
Rating Viewers Time Away Home Net
Tuesday, November 5
0.4
559K
8:00 PM Ohio Buffalo ESPN2
0.1
167K
8:00 PM Bowling Green Miami (OH) ESPNU
Wednesday, November 6
0.4
592K
8:00 PM Cent. Michigan Ball State ESPN2
Thursday, November 7
3.6
5.73M
9:00 PM Oregon Stanford ESPN
1.3
2.11M
7:30 PM Oklahoma Baylor FS1
0.1
101K
7:30 PM Troy UL-Lafayette ESPNU
Friday, November 8
0.7
1.04M
8:30 PM Louisville Connecticut ESPN2
0.2
253K
9:00 PM Air Force New Mexico ESPNU
Saturday, November 9
6.9
11.90M
8:00 PM LSU Alabama CBS
3.1
4.76M
3:30 PM Nebraska Michigan ABC
2.9
4.53M
3:30 PM Mississippi State Texas A&M CBS
2.0
3.03M
8:00 PM Notre Dame Pittsburgh ABC
1.8
2.77M
12:00 PM Auburn Tennessee ESPN
1.8
2.60M
12:00 PM Florida State Wake Forest ABC
Kansas State Texas Tech
1.5
2.65M
7:00 PM Texas West Virginia FOX
1.3
2.18M
3:30 PM BYU Wisconsin ESPN
1.2
1.99M
7:00 PM Virginia Tech Miami ESPN
1.0
1.51M
10:31 PM* UCLA Arizona ESPN
1.0
1.41M
12:00 PM Penn State Minnesota ESPN2
0.7
1.03M
3:00 PM USC Cal FOX
0.4
587K
12:00 PM Missouri Kentucky ESPNU
0.3
567K
10:26 PM Fresno State Wyoming ESPN2
0.3
431K
7:00 PM Houston UCF ESPN2
0.3
411K
4:00 PM N.C. State Duke ESPNU
0.2
302K
4:00 PM Kansas Oklahoma State FS1
0.1
126K
10:09 PM* UCLA Arizona ESPNEWS
0.0
75K
8:00 PM Utah State UNLV ESPNU

Week 12 NCAA Football TV Ratings

Rating Viewers Time Away Home Net
Tuesday, November 12
0.1
182K
7:30 PM Buffalo Toledo ESPNU
Wednesday, November 13
0.7
1.04M
8:00 PM Ball State N. Illinois ESPN2
0.1
147K
8:00 PM Miami (OH) Kent State ESPNU
Thursday, November 14
1.4
2.06M
7:30 PM Ga. Tech Clemson ESPN
0.1
155K
7:30 PM Marshall Tulsa FS1
Friday, November 15
1.1
1.74M
9:00 PM Washington UCLA ESPN2
Saturday, November 16
3.4
5.32M
3:30 PM Georgia Auburn CBS
3.2
5.01M
8:00 PM Stanford USC ABC
2.8
4.41M
3:30 PM Syracuse Florida State ABC
Michigan State Nebraska
2.7
4.49M
7:45 PM Alabama Mississippi State ESPN
2.1
2.89M
12:00 PM Ohio State Illinois ESPN
1.8
3.08M
7:00 PM Texas Tech Baylor FOX
1.4
2.19M
3:30 PM Oklahoma State Texas FOX
1.3
2.31M
7:00 PM Florida South Carolina ESPN2
0.8
1.20M
12:00 PM Indiana Wisconsin ESPN2
0.6
798K
3:30 PM Reverse mirror of ABC window ESPN2
0.5
735K
12:00 PM Iowa State Oklahoma FS1
0.4
747K
4:00 PM Utah Oregon FS1
0.4
634K
3:30 PM Miami Duke ESPNU
0.4
603K
10:15 PM Wyoming Boise State ESPN2
0.2
348K
7:00 PM Houston Louisville ESPNU
0.2
271K
12:00 PM Troy Mississippi ESPNU
0.1
155K
12:00 PM Cincinnati Rutgers ESPNEWS
0.1
123K
10:30 PM San Jose State Nevada ESPNU

Week 13 NCAA Football TV Ratings

* Game started on ESPNEWS before moving to ESPNU
Rating Viewers Time Away Home Net
Tuesday, November 19
0.3
435K
8:00 PM Kent State Ohio ESPN2
0.1
130K
8:00 PM Buffalo Miami (OH) ESPNU
Wednesday, November 20
0.7
1.05M
8:00 PM N. Illinois Toledo ESPN2
Thursday, November 21
0.7
972K
7:30 PM Rutgers UCF ESPN
0.1
117K
9:52 PM* UNLV New Mexico ESPNU
0.0
83K
9:39 PM* UNLV New Mexico ESPNEWS
0.1
79K
7:30 PM Rice UAB FS1
Friday, November 22
0.5
680K
9:30 PM Navy San Jose State ESPN2
Saturday, November 23
4.7
7.51M
3:30 PM Texas A&M LSU CBS
4.0
6.62M
8:00 PM Baylor Oklahoma State ABC
2.7
4.03M
3:30 PM Indiana Ohio State ABC
3:30 PM Oregon Arizona
1.8
2.54M
12:00 PM Michigan State Northwestern ESPN
1.7
2.64M
7:00 PM Arizona State UCLA FOX
1.5
2.42M
7:45 PM Missouri Mississippi ESPN
1.5
2.29M
3:30 PM BYU Notre Dame NBC
1.2
1.81M
3:30 PM Wisconsin Minnesota ESPN
0.8
1.46M
7:00 PM Vanderbilt Tennessee ESPN2
0.7
1.07M
12:00 PM Oklahoma Kansas State FS1
0.5
953K
7:00 PM Kentucky Georgia ESPNU
0.6
933K
10:30 PM Washington Oregon State ESPN2
0.5
799K
3:30 PM Reverse mirror of ABC window ESPN2
0.5
737K
12:00 PM Duke Wake Forest ESPN2
0.4
631K
3:30 PM Idaho FSU ESPNU
0.4
542K
12:00 PM Virginia Miami ESPNU
0.2
352K
8:00 PM Kansas Iowa State FS1
0.2
283K
12:00 PM Cincinnati Houston ESPNEWS
0.2
225K
4:00 PM Cal Stanford FS1
0.1
80K
4:00 PM New Mexico Fresno State ESPNEWS

Week 14 NCAA Football TV Ratings

* Game started on ESPNEWS
Rating Viewers Time Away Home Net
Tuesday, November 26
0.6
881K
7:00 PM W. Michigan N. Illinois ESPN2
Thursday, November 28 (Thanksgiving)
0.9
1.64M
7:30 PM Mississippi Mississippi State ESPN
0.5
1.03M
7:30 PM Texas Tech Texas FS1
Friday, November 29
3.1
4.96M
2:30 PM Arkansas LSU CBS
2.5
3.98M
12:00 PM Iowa Nebraska ABC
1.4
2.12M
3:30 PM Miami Pittsburgh ABC
1.3
2.18M
7:00 PM Oregon State Oregon FS1
1.1
1.72M
3:30 PM Washington State Washington FOX
0.8
1.22M
9:08 PM* USF UCF ESPN
0.2
325K
12:00 PM SMU Houston ESPN2
0.2
297K
8:14 PM* USF UCF ESPNEWS
0.1
168K
1:30 PM Bowling Green Buffalo ESPNU
0.0
46K
3:00 PM FIU FAU FS1
Saturday, November 30
8.2
13.78M
3:30 PM Alabama Auburn CBS
5.8
9.50M
12:00 PM Ohio State Michigan ABC
3.4
5.72M
7:45 PM Texas A&M Missouri ESPN
2.2
3.53M
3:30 PM Georgia Georgia Tech ABC
2.1
3.45M
8:00 PM UCLA USC ABC
2.0
3.33M
7:00 PM Notre Dame Stanford FOX
2.0
3.15M
12:00 PM Florida State Florida ESPN
1.6
3.14M
7:25 PM* Clemson South Carolina ESPN2
1.3
2.22M
3:30 PM Penn State Wisconsin ESPN
0.5
818K
12:00 PM Duke UNC ESPN2
0.5
620K
2:30 PM Southern Grambling NBC
0.4
636K
3:30 PM Baylor TCU ESPN2
0.4
607K
7:00 PM Tennessee Kentucky ESPNU
0.3
453K
10:33 PM* New Mexico Boise State ESPN2
0.2
464K
4:00 PM Iowa State West Virginia FS1
0.2
367K
3:30 PM Va. Tech Virginia ESPNU
0.2
366K
12:00 PM Kansas State Kansas FS1
0.2
349K
7:05 PM* Clemson South Carolina ESPNEWS
0.1
203K
10:30 PM San Diego State UNLV ESPNU
0.1
141K
10:20 PM* New Mexico Boise State ESPNEWS
0.1
92K
12:00 PM Rutgers UConn ESPNU
0.0
13K
12:00 PM Temple Memphis ESPNEWS

Week 15 NCAA Football TV Ratings

Rating Viewers Time Away Home Net Notes
Thursday, December 5
1.1
1.57M
7:30 PM Louisville Cincinnati ESPN  
Friday, December 6
1.2
1.87M
8:00 PM Bowling Green Northern Illinois ESPN2 MAC Champ.
Saturday, December 7
8.6
14.35M
4:00 PM Missouri Auburn CBS SEC Champ.
7.9
13.90M
8:00 PM Michigan State Ohio State FOX Big Ten Champ.
4.7
7.28M
12:00 PM Oklahoma Oklahoma State ABC  
3.4
5.66M
8:00 PM Duke FSU ABC ACC Champ.
2.3
3.76M
3:30 PM Texas Baylor FOX  
1.1
1.70M
10:00 PM Utah State Fresno State CBS MWC Champ.
0.9
1.45M
7:45 PM Arizona State Stanford ESPN Pac-12 Champ.
0.9
1.44M
12:00 PM UCF SMU ESPN  
0.3
449K
12:00 PM Marshall Rice ESPN2 CUSA Champ.
0.1
200K
7:30 PM USF Rutgers ESPN2  

Week 16 NCAA Football TV Ratings

Rating Viewers Time Away Home Net Notes
Saturday, December 14
3.9
6.22M
3:00 PM Army Navy CBS  

NCAA Football Bowl TV Ratings

Rating Viewers Time Away Home Net Notes
Saturday, December 21
2.2
3.32M
3:30 PM Fresno State USC ABC Las Vegas Bowl
1.8
2.77M
2:00 PM Washington State Colorado State ESPN New Mexico Bowl
1.4
2.06M
5:30 PM Buffalo San Diego State ESPN Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
1.3
2.07M
9:00 PM Tulane UL-Lafayette ESPN New Orleans Bowl
Monday, December 23
0.9
1.27M
2:00 PM ECU Ohio ESPN St. Petersburg Bowl
Tuesday, December 24
1.7
2.73M
8:00 PM Boise State Oregon State ESPN Hawaii Bowl
Thursday, December 26
2.2
3.28M
9:30 PM Utah State Northern Illinois ESPN Poinsettia Bowl
2.1
3.35M
6:00 PM Pittsburgh Bowling Green ESPN Little Caesar’s Bowl
Friday, December 27
2.5
3.99M
6:00 PM Syracuse Minnesota ESPN Texas Bowl
2.3
3.75M
9:30 PM BYU Washington ESPN Fight Hunger Bowl
1.7
2.58M
2:30 PM Marshall Maryland ESPN Military Bowl
Saturday, December 28
3.5
5.75M
6:45 PM Miami Louisville ESPN Russell Athletic Bowl
3.2
4.84M
12:00 PM Rutgers Notre Dame ESPN Pinstripe Bowl
3.1
4.77M
3:20 PM Cincinnati North Carolina ESPN Belk Bowl
2.8
4.38M
10:15 PM Michigan Kansas State ESPN Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl
Monday, December 30
4.5
7.55M
6:45 PM Oregon Texas ESPN Alamo Bowl
2.2
3.51M
10:15 PM Arizona State Texas Tech ESPN Holiday Bowl
2.0
3.12M
3:15 PM Mississippi Georgia Tech ESPN Music City Bowl
1.1
1.65M
11:45 AM Middle Tennessee Navy ESPN Armed Forces Bowl
Tuesday, December 31
5.0
8.69M
8:00 PM Duke Texas A&M ESPN Peach Bowl
1.7
2.47M
4:00 PM Rice Mississippi State ESPN Liberty Bowl
1.4
2.05M
12:30 PM Arizona Boston College ESPN Independence Bowl
N/A
N/A
2:00 PM Virginia Tech UCLA CBS Sun Bowl
Wednesday, January 1
10.2
18.64M
5:00 PM Stanford Michigan State ESPN Rose Bowl
6.6
11.30M
8:30 PM UCF Baylor ESPN Fiesta Bowl
5.6
9.59M
1:00 PM Wisconsin South Carolina ABC Capital One Bowl
3.2
5.44M
1:00 PM Iowa LSU ESPN Outback Bowl
2.6
4.52M
12:00 PM Nebraska Georgia ESPN2 Gator Bowl
0.2
332K
12:00 PM UNLV North Texas ESPNU Heart of Dallas Bowl
Thursday, January 2
9.3
16.34M
8:30 PM Oklahoma Alabama ESPN Sugar Bowl
Friday, January 3
6.7
11.40M
8:30 PM Clemson Ohio State ESPN Orange Bowl
3.9
6.54M
7:30 PM Oklahoma State Missouri FOX Cotton Bowl
Saturday, January 4
1.8
2.57M
1:00 PM Vanderbilt Houston ESPN Compass Bowl
Sunday, January 5
1.1
1.71M
9:00 PM Arkansas State Ball State ESPN GoDaddy Bowl
Monday, January 6
14.8
26.06M
8:30 PM Auburn FSU ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS BCS Champ.

  • Ron_Revolt

    Thanks for posting these ratings – great info.

  • Jeff Adams

    Yeah, the problem was that the Week 4 slate of games was simply terrible.

  • MJ

    Do you have the data in downloadable format somewhere on your site? Looks really interesting…

    • mitch Bronston

      select, copy, and paste

      • MJ

        That wouldn’t work Mitch, since it includes the headers for each week and date, etc. I would have to spend a bit of time to get the data ready to be played around with.

        • Paulsen

          Wait a few days, I’ll try to have something put up by the end of this week (once the Army/Navy finals are out).

    • Paulsen

      I’ll see what I can do.

    • Paulsen

      Just added an Excel file of the CFB ratings.

  • CraigP

    Interesting #’s. I crunched the avg ratings for a few teams of interest (to me). BYU 0.7, Utah 0.4, Utah St. 0.44, Boise St. 0.66, Texas 1.22, Alabama 3.87, everyone else 1.08, overall avg 1.12. This was for all days of the week, all networks. Take out “the big 3″ (ABC, CBS, NBC) and the overall avg is 0.78.

  • Malcolm Kass

    Interesting how well Nebraska still does so far away from its glory days. For instance, Nebraska v Minnesota (a school that historically gets crummy ratings) is a 2.0. Sure, its not Texas or Bama, but still.

  • JCN

    Ratings are about as low as they come for Rutgers, so why did the Big Ten Conference want that school?

  • Tim

    Can you post the numbers for the nationally televised FCS playoff games as well with the bowl numbers?

  • John

    Am i correct in calculating that 890,000,000 people watched CFB last season (realizing that number is not the unique viewer count)?

    • Paulsen

      I wouldn’t say so. There’s definitely a lot of duplication there.