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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

 

15 – Cincinnati @ USF

10/14/17

ESPNU

173,000 viewers

 

14 – South Alabama @ Ole Miss

9/2/17

ESPNU

161,000 viewers

 

13 – Texas State @ UL-Lafayette

10/12/17

ESPNU

153,000 viewers

 

12 – Liberty @ Baylor

9/2/17

FS2

137,000 viewers

 

11 – Western Michigan @ Toledo

11/24/17

ESPNU

132,000 viewers

 

10 – UCF @ Cincinnati

10/7/17

ESPNU

131,000 viewers

 

9 – San Jose State @ UNLV

9/30/17

ESPNU

106,000 viewers

 

8 – Western Michigan @ Buffalo

10/7/17

ESPNU

90,000 viewers

 

7 – East Carolina @ UConn

9/24/17

ESPNU

84,000 viewers

 

6 – Western Kentucky @ Vanderbilt

11/4/17

ESPNU

82,000 viewers

 

5 – Temple @ East Carolina

10/7/17

ESPNU

61,000 viewers

 

4 – Army @ Rice

10/7/17

beIN Sports

10,000 viewers

 

3 – UAB @ North Texas

9/23/17

beIN Sports

5,000 viewers

 

T-1 – Bethune-Cookman @ FAU

9/16/17

beIN Sports

4,000 viewers

 

T-1 – Charlotte @ FIU

9/30/17

beIN Sports

4,000 viewers

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