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Most watched college football team
Saturday, December 07, 2013 11:37 AM
Per SBNation's research, which does not include Big Ten Network ratings (as they are not made available), Michigan drew an average of 5,355,476 viewers with an average television rating of 3.4.
Alabama drew an average of 6,455,833, which is a 3.9 rating.
The SEC dominated the list, having four of the top five most watched teams: 1. Alabama, 2. Michigan, 3. Texas A&M, 4. Georgia, 5. LSU.
Eleven of the 12 Big Ten teams made the list, and were ranked as follows:
2. Michigan (5,355,476 viewers)
6. Ohio State (4,443,167 viewers)
12. Nebraska (3,187,639 viewers)
16. Northwestern (2,684,300 viewers)
18. Wisconsin (2,619,148 viewers)
19. Penn State (2,573,806 viewers)
22. Michigan State (2,502,750 viewers)
30. Purdue (2,203,500 viewers)
33. Iowa (2,118,056 viewers)
42. Illinois (1,627,600 viewers)
45. Minnesota (1,616,524 viewers)
While these numbers are a bit skewed, as only major television network broadcasts could be taken into account, they do seem to present a fair case for which teams have national drawing power.
Why is this important?
Well, for one, television ratings are a huge factor when it comes to bowl selections.
Next season is a pivotal year for us....just read a stat that Michigan was the 2nd most watched team behind Bama....top 5 was all $ec except us. So, there are a sh*t ton of people out there watching us on Saturdays.
<message edited by ScottsdaleBlue on Saturday, December 07, 2013 12:06 PM>
Ohio St.'s actions are not unlike their lower intestine: stinky and loaded with danger.