Friday, October 23, 2020

15 Least Watched College Football Games of 2017

College football is inching ever closer.  Yesterday, SEC Media Days got underway and every year it feels like SEC Media Days is the unofficial start to fall camp and the beginning of the college football season.  Yesterday we ran a piece about the TV ratings for every SEC team in 2017 (what better way to kick off a week of SEC people hobnobbing it with the media).  In keeping with the TV ratings theme, it’s now time to take a look at the 15 least watched games from the 2017 season.  Games will be ranked from highest number of viewers to lowest number of viewers.  Please note that games that aired on the SEC Network, the B1G Network, the Pac-12 Network, ESPNNEWS, or CBSSN are not included as they are not tracked by Nielsen and numbers are therefore unavailable.


Just Missed the Cut

UMass @ Temple – ESPNU – 215,000 viewers

Central Michigan @ Western Michigan – ESPN2 – 212,000 viewers

Houston @ Temple – ESPNU – 209,000 viewers

Kansas @ Ohio – ESPNU – 195,000 viewers

Troy @ Boise State – ESPNU – 194,000 viewers


Now on to the actual countdown of College Football’s worst

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15 – Cincinnati @ USF



173,000 viewers


14 – South Alabama @ Ole Miss



161,000 viewers


13 – Texas State @ UL-Lafayette



153,000 viewers


12 – Liberty @ Baylor



137,000 viewers


11 – Western Michigan @ Toledo



132,000 viewers


10 – UCF @ Cincinnati



131,000 viewers


9 – San Jose State @ UNLV



106,000 viewers


8 – Western Michigan @ Buffalo



90,000 viewers


7 – East Carolina @ UConn



84,000 viewers


6 – Western Kentucky @ Vanderbilt



82,000 viewers


5 – Temple @ East Carolina



61,000 viewers

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4 – Army @ Rice


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10,000 viewers


3 – UAB @ North Texas


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5,000 viewers


T-1 – Bethune-Cookman @ FAU


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4,000 viewers


T-1 – Charlotte @ FIU


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4,000 viewers

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