Big Ten football title game gets 7.9 rating for FOX Sports
Saturday's Big Ten Conference football championship game between Michigan State and Ohio State earned a 7.9/14 national household rating/share with 13.9 million viewers for FOX Sports, it was announced Monday.
Michigan State's 34-24 win was the highest-rated, most-watched ever for the event, surpassing the previous record set in 2011 (Michigan State vs. Wisconsin, 4.6/8 with 7.8 million viewers), according to fast national ratings issued by Nielsen Media Research. It is also FOX's highest-rated college football telecast since the 2010 Fiesta Bowl (8.2/13, 13.8 million viewers), and it is projected to be FOX's highest-rated, most-watched Saturday night since the NFL playoffs in January 2013.
The rating/viewership saw up 172 over last year's edition, which featured Nebraska and Wisconsin (2.9, 5.1 million viewers).