TCU didn’t get the win against Ohio State but the Saturday night prime time game at AT&T Stadium still turned out to be a huge win for the school.
The Buckeye’s 40-28 win over the Horned Frogs on WFAA/Ch. 8 is the most-watched regular-season college football game on ABC in more than a year, ESPN announced.
TCU, a private school, has an enrollment of about 10,000 and 88,000 living alumni. Ohio State is one of the largest public schools in the world, with more than 65,000 enrolled and 500,000 living alumni.
The game delivered a total live audience of 7,328,000 viewers. It’s the biggest audience since Oklahoma’s win at Ohio State on Sept. 9, 2017. The rating was up 41 percent from the Week 3 Sunday Night Football game in 2017. It’s the fourth-most watched non-opening week SNF September game in the past 10 years.
The audience peaked at 8.7 million during a 34-point third quarter (between 9:30 and 10 p.m.) ABC’s audience topped its broadcast prime time competition by 148 percent.
The Horned Frogs (2-1) play Texas (2-1) at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Austin. The game will air on KDFW/Ch. 4.