CFP thrillers attract the most viewership outside of New Years

CFP thrillers attract the most viewership outside of New Years
CFP thrillers attract the most viewership outside of New Years

The most competitive pair of semifinals in college football’s nine-year playoff history drew the most non-New Year’s Eve viewership for those games on ESPN, the network announced Monday.

T CU’s spectacular and entertaining victories over Michigan in the Fiesta Bowl and Georgia over Ohio State in the Peach Bowl on Saturday averaged 21.7 million viewers for ESPN.

The combined margin of seven points in games was the smallest since the CFP began in the 2014 season. Only three previous CFP semi-final games were decided by less than 10 points.

ESPN said it was the third most-watched CFP semi-final, surpassed only by the first played on January 1, 2015, and the semi-finals played on New Year’s Day 2018.

The Peach Bowl, the final drink of the CFP doubles program, averaged 22.1 million viewers, making it the most-watched game of the last four not played on New Year’s Day and fourth among 18 halfbacks. finals.

Ohio State’s decisive field goal attempt in the final seconds occurred almost simultaneously with the clock striking midnight on New Year’s in the Eastern Time Zone. The kick sailed wide and the defending national champion Bulldogs advanced to the championship game on Jan. 9 in Inglewood, Calif., to face No. 3 TCU.

The Fiesta Bowl averaged 21.4 million viewers and peaked at 26.4 million.

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