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TV Bowl Ratings and FCS playoffs

Post by oedipuss » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:33 am

  • Date/time Game Net Rtg. +/- Vwrs. +/-
    1. 1/13, 8:00p LSU-CLEM
    National Championship ESPN Megacast 14.3 +4% 25.59M +1%

    2. 12/28, 8:00p CLEM-OSU
    Fiesta Bowl (CFP semi) ESPN Megacast 11.1 +12% 21.15M +11%

    3. 12/28, 4:00p LSU-OU
    Peach Bowl (CFP semi) ESPN Megacast 9.5 +1% 17.21M +2%

    4. 1/1, 5:00p ORE-WISC
    Rose Bowl ESPN
    ESPN2 8.7 -2% 16.30M -3%

    5. 1/1, 1:00p ALA-MICH
    Citrus Bowl ABC 8.0 +82% 14.00M +82%

    6. 1/1, 8:30p UGA-BYLR
    Sugar Bowl ESPN
    ESPN2 5.7 -22% 10.22M -23%

    7. 12/28, Noon PSU-MEM
    Cotton Bowl* ESPN 3.8 -28% 6.22M -34%

    8. 12/30, 8:00p UF-UVA
    Orange Bowl* ESPN 3.5 -44% 6.07M -48%

    9. 12/31, 7:30p TEX-UTA
    Alamo Bowl ESPN 3.1 -3% 5.61M +1%

    10. 12/27, 6:45p OK ST-T A&M
    Texas Bowl ESPN 2.8 +40% 4.90M +46%

    11. 1/2, 7:00p TENN-IND
    Gator Bowl ESPN 2.6 -4% 4.32M -16%

    12. 12/28, Noon ND-IA ST
    Camping World Bowl ABC 2.65 -5% 4.17M -14%

    13. 1/1, 1:00p AUB-MINN
    Outback Bowl ESPN 2.4 +33% 3.99M +22%

    14. 12/27, 3:20p MSU-WAKE
    Pinstripe Bowl ESPN 2.3 flat 3.80M +0.1%

    15. 12/31, 3:45p NAVY-K ST
    Liberty Bowl ESPN 2.1 -9% 3.33M -13%

    16. 12/31, 2:00p ASU-FSU
    Sun Bowl CBS 2.1 +17% 3.17M +21%

    17. 12/26, 8:00p PITT-EMU
    Quick Lane Bowl ESPN 1.8 +13% 3.05M +13%

    18. 1/11, Noon NDSU-JMU
    FCS Championship ABC 1.8 +200% 2.69M +168%


    19. 12/21, 7:30p BOISE ST-WASH
    Las Vegas Bowl ABC 1.6 -29% 2.64M -21%

    20. 12/31, Noon UK-VT
    Belk Bowl ESPN 1.7 +3% 2.62M +3%

    21. 12/27, 10:15p WASH ST-AF
    Cactus Bowl ESPN 1.6 flat 2.62M -3%

    22. 12/27, 8:00p IOWA-USC
    Holiday Bowl FS1 1.3 +44% 2.50M +40%

    23. 12/24, 8:00p HAW-BYU
    Hawaii Bowl ESPN 1.4 +87% 2.43M +110%

    24. 12/26, 4:00p LA TECH-MIA
    Independence Bowl ESPN 1.4 +17% 2.37M +31%

    25. 12/30, 4:00p MISS ST-LOU
    Music City Bowl ESPN 1.4 -13% 2.20M -14%

    26. 12/27, Noon UNC-TEMP
    Military Bowl ESPN 1.3 -24% 2.07M -22%

    27. 12/21, 3:30p SMU-FAU
    Boca Raton Bowl ABC 1.3 +63% 1.99M +48%

    28. 12/30, 4:00p CAL-ILL
    San Francisco Bowl FOX 1.2 -48% 1.87M -51%

    29. 12/21, Noon NC A&T-ALCORN
    Celebration Bowl ABC 1.2 -25% 1.81M -23%


    30. 12/14, Noon NDSU-ILL ST ESPN 1.2 +9% 1.74M -4%

    30. 1/4, 11:30a TULANE-S MISS
    Armed Forces Bowl ESPN 1.2 -25% 1.74M -33%

    31. 1/2, 3:00p CIN-BC
    Birmingham Bowl^ ESPN 1.0 -38% 1.52M -40%

    32. 1/6, 8:00p LA-MIA (OH)
    Mobile Bowl ESPN 0.9 -10% 1.45M -15%

    33. 1/3, 3:30p NEV-OHIO
    Idaho Potato Bowl ESPN 0.9 flat 1.36M -1%

    34. 12/30, Noon WKU-WMU
    First Responder Bowl ESPN 0.9 flat 1.29M -11%

    35. 12/20, 7:30p UTA ST-KENT ST
    Frisco Bowl ESPN2 0.8 -11% 1.25M -14%

    36. 12/23, 2:30p UCF-MARSH
    Gasparilla Bowl ESPN 0.8 -27% 1.15M -34%

    37. 12/21, 9:00p APP ST-UAB
    New Orleans Bowl ESPN 0.6 -25% 963K -30%

    38. 12/21, 2:00p SDSU-CMU
    New Mexico Bowl ESPN 0.49 -26% 802K -17%

    39. 12/20, 2:00p BUF-CHA
    Bahamas Bowl ESPN 0.55 -2% 739K -12%

    40. 12/21, 5:30p FIU-AK ST
    Camellia Bowl ESPN 0.43 -33% 692K -30%

    41. 12/13, 7:00p JMU-UNI ESPN2 0.35 -3% 563K -1%

    42. 12/21 12:08p MONTANA STATE/NORTH DAKOTA STATE ESPN2 172 0.06 518K

    43. 12/13, 7:00p WEB ST-MT ESPN2 0.28 — 438K —


    * Cotton Bowl and Orange Bowl compared to last non-playoff editions in 2017-18 season.
    ^ Birmingham Bowl was delayed due to inclement weather and concluded on ESPNEWS. Figures are for ESPN telecast only.
Ratings surge for FCS National Championship in move to ABC
Saturday’s North Dakota State-James Madison FCS National Championship averaged a 1.8 rating and 2.69 million viewers on ABC, marking the highest rating and viewership for the game since at least 2012. Prior to this year, the game aired on ESPN2.

The Bison’s win increased 200% in ratings and 168% in viewership from last year (NDSU-Eastern Washington: 0.6, 1.00M) and 80% and 77% respectively from 2018 (NDSU-JMU: 1.0, 1.52M). It outdrew 22 of the 38 FBS bowl games on Nielsen-rated television, including ABC’s primetime Las Vegas Bowl on December 21 (1.6, 2.64M).



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Re: TV Bowl Ratings and FCS playoffs

Post by John K » Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:19 pm

I would much rather watch FCS playoff games, than any of the lower tier bowl games, and by lower tier, that applies to at least two thirds of the 38 bowl games, maybe even more. There's really only a handful of them that I care about at all, in addition to the 3 playoff games.



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Re: TV Bowl Ratings and FCS playoffs

Post by RickRund » Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:57 pm

John K wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:19 pm
I would much rather watch FCS playoff games, than any of the lower tier bowl games, and by lower tier, that applies to at least two thirds of the 38 bowl games, maybe even more. There's really only a handful of them that I care about at all, in addition to the 3 playoff games.
YEP...



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Re: TV Bowl Ratings and FCS playoffs

Post by John K » Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:31 pm

If ESPN promoted the FCS games better, I really believe the rest of the country would eventually come around to that way of thinking as well. Games are just more interesting when they actually mean something. What other sport at any level would think it was a good idea to have their postseason consist of a bunch of meaningless exhibition games, most of which are featuring middle of the pack teams from lower tier conferences? If the FCS playoffs ever do gain more nationwide fan interest and media attention, it will undoubtedly drive increased support for expanding the FBS playoffs, as more people are exposed to the drama and excitement of a full blown postseason tournament.



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Re: TV Bowl Ratings and FCS playoffs

Post by TomCat88 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:26 am

John K wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:19 pm
I would much rather watch FCS playoff games, than any of the lower tier bowl games, and by lower tier, that applies to at least two thirds of the 38 bowl games, maybe even more. There's really only a handful of them that I care about at all, in addition to the 3 playoff games.
I watch MSU play road games on tv. I didn’t watch any bowl games this year. The only fbs game I watched this year was Minnesota vs Penn State. I watched bits and pieces of other games out of boredom.


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Re: TV Bowl Ratings and FCS playoffs

Post by RickRund » Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:44 am

TomCat88 wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:26 am
John K wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:19 pm
I would much rather watch FCS playoff games, than any of the lower tier bowl games, and by lower tier, that applies to at least two thirds of the 38 bowl games, maybe even more. There's really only a handful of them that I care about at all, in addition to the 3 playoff games.
I watch MSU play road games on tv. I didn’t watch any bowl games this year. The only fbs game I watched this year was Minnesota vs Penn State. I watched bits and pieces of other games out of boredom.
Same here... Except you have me beat by 1 fbs game. Did sort of catch bits of games this season. Watched fair portions of the BSC this season...



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