Cal Football - TV Viewership

TheSouseFamily
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I'll keep this post updated throughout the season for those curious about TV ratings

We started Week One against UNC with 0.9M viewers for a 4pm/1pm start on Fox. That was the 16th most watched game of the weekend with ND/Mich predictably at the top with 7m viewers. Our game was just shy of Georgia/Austin Peay and UCLA/Cincinnati and just above Furd/Cal St. San Diego.

I can't tell ya how those numbers compare with last yeat's game since that game was on a regional network and the site I use for numbers only includes the networks, the ESPN and Fox channels...no pac-12 network, ACC Network, etc.

http://www.sportsmediawatch.com/college-football-tv-ratings/
TheSouseFamily
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Some additional context for recent OOC games:

2017:
UNC - no ratings/regional channel
Ole Miss - 1.2M

2016:
Hawaii (Fri) - 0.7M
Texas - 2.5M

2015:
Texas - 2.3M

2014:
Northwestern - unavailable because of split geography game

2013:
Northwestern: 0.5M
Ohio State: 3.25M

2012:
Ohio State - 3.8M
TheSouseFamily
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2017 TV ratings : games on P12 Network or regional channel not included

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3. Ole Miss /ESPN/7:30P - 1.2M
4. USC /ABC/1:00P - 3.1M
5. Oregon / FS1 / 7:30P - 0.6M
6. Washington / ESPN : 7:45P - 1.6M
7. Washington State / ESPN / 7:30P - 2.3M (Friday)
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12. Stanford / Fox / 5:15P - 1.6M
13. UCLA / FS1 / 7:30P - 0.5M
TheSouseFamily
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Week 2 in the books. And Cal/BYU attracted 0.6M viewers which was, again, the 16th most watched football game.

Clemson / ATM was first with 4.6M viewers.

Other P12 games:

#5. Oklahoma/UCLA with 2.9M viewers
#6. Arizona/ Houston and USF/GA Tech (split geography) with 2.5M viewers
#8. Michigan State / ASU with 2.3M viewers
#9. USC/Stanford with 2.3M viewers

USC/Furd is close to as good as it gets ratings-wise for a conference game (with UW maybe pulling sightly higher) but it still lagged P12 games with other teams. Unlike inter-conference ratings winners in the SEC and Big 10, the Pac-12 gets its biggest number of eyeballs in non-conference games. That's certainly been the case for us.





golden sloth
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Thank you for the update, much appreciated.
TheSouseFamily
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Week 5, Cal/Oregon was the 17th most watched game with 0.75M viewers on FS1.

Top 5:
1. Penn State/Ohio State: 9.3M viewers
2. Clemson/Syracuse: 4.62M viewers
3. Tenn/UGA/ 3.8M viewers
4. Michigan/Northwestern: 3.6M viewers
5. Stanfurd/Notre Dame: 3.5M viewers

Other P12 games:
5. Furd/ND: 3.5M viewers
10. BYU/Washington: 1.6M viewers
15. UCLA/Colorado: 0.8M viewers
16. USC/Arizona: 0.77M viewers
17. Cal/Oregon: 0.75M viewers

(Games on P12 Networks and other regional networks, not included)
TheSouseFamily
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Week 6 saw Cal/Arizona play in the 19th most viewed game of the slate with 406K viewers.

Too 5:
1. Texas / Oklahoma - 5.6M
2. Florida / LSU - 4.7M
3. Notre Dame / Virginia Tech - 4.5M
4. Indiana / Ohio State - 4.0M
5. Florida State / Miami - 2.8M

Other PAC-12:
8. Washington / UCLA - 2.0M
10. Utah / Furd - 1.4M
19. Cal / Arizona - 0.4M

http://www.sportsmediawatch.com/college-football-tv-ratings/

(Regional/conference networks not included)

oskidunker
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So what's the point? More people watching doesn't mean recruits with sub 3.0 gaps can come here. It doesn't help us get better. The exposure doesn't help, especially with no Direct Tv. We still end up with a losing record every year.
Up with the Blue and Gold. Down with the Red!
TheSouseFamily
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oskidunker said:

So what's the point? More people watching doesn't mean recruits with sub 3.0 gaps can come here. It doesn't help us get better. The exposure doesn't help, especially with no Direct Tv. We still end up with a losing record every year.


Someone's got a case of the Mondays! Um, yeah, I wasn't suggesting that tv numbers impact the play on the field. There really isn't a point other than some find it interesting to see what kind of viewership/exposure numbers we pull in and the impact of variables such as game time/network/opponent.
ncbears
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Can you identify the networks carrying each game - because I don't really focus on whether the game is on FS1 or ESPN2 or ESPNU. It also would be good to be reminded of the time of each game.

The question for the conference is whether those late Saturday evening telecasts - starting at 10:00 p.m on the East Coast really are generating extra viewers (balanced with income from the game).
oskidunker
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They are. The networks love it. Only thing on.
Up with the Blue and Gold. Down with the Red!
golden sloth
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oskidunker said:

So what's the point? More people watching doesn't mean recruits with sub 3.0 gaps can come here. It doesn't help us get better. The exposure doesn't help, especially with no Direct Tv. We still end up with a losing record every year.
I enjoy the information because I find it interesting. I'm not going to do anything with it, but not everything someone does has to be to achieve a goal. Random random curiosity should be indulged..
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