As Iowa stunned Michigan (and the college football world), many eyes were watching.
Iowa’s 14-13 win against No. 3 Michigan earned a 4.0 overnight rating and peaked at 6.2 when the Hawkeyes attempted the game-winning field goal by Keith Duncan. The game’s overnight had the highest rating across all networks for the week.
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Detroit led all cities with a 19.1 local rating, though Columbus, Ohio, ranked second with a 16.2. Clearly, Ohio State fans were interested in seeing if the Wolverines would survive.
The game put Ohio State fans in an interesting situation. Though the Buckeyes always root against Michigan, the Wolverines’ loss puts Ohio State in danger of losing the Big Ten East title even if Ohio State wins out. If Ohio State beats Michigan on Nov. 26 to go 11-1, Penn State would win the division if the Nittany Lions win their final two games.
Here’s the release from ESPN:
In other Big Ten ratings, Ohio State-Maryland picked up a 1.7 overnight, which was up 31 percent from last year in that slot, when Oklahoma State played Iowa State.