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Week 1 College Football Scorecard -- ABC Coverage Leads The Pack with U of M and Florida State Victories


Football For Dummies Written by Bridger Cunningham

Week 1 concluded Monday with ESPN scoring an impressive 2.9 18-49 Adult demo, higher than all Primetime Broadcast Network programming since March 2017.  The week's winner, however, was ABC, who scored the two largest helpings on Saturday evening with a 6.9 and 4.9, respectively.  Those games showcased University of Michigan's Wolverines mauling University of Florida's Gators before Irma unleashed mother nature's wrath on their swampy domain.  And the other featured the Florida State Seminoles shading University of Alabama's Crimson Tide colorless with a 24-7 victory.  Ratings are anticipated to increase by week as Football season trenches into the winter.  Join TV Ratings Guide as weekly coverage will profile Nielsen performance in addition to winning scores.


Season to Date

After weeks zero and one concluded in College Football coverage, network television rules the Nielsen 18-49 Adult Ratings, with ABC in the lead with a 4.0 average.  Ratings for ESPN-U and Fox Sports 2 are unavailable as they likely scored below a 0.2.  Incidentally, ABC's ratings outrank all network averages combined, with FOX a landslide down with a 1.233 rating, NBC in 3rd with a 1.0, cable-based ESPN in 4th with 0.75 and Fox Sports 1 with 0.68.  Trailing is ESPN 2 with a 0.30 measure, and FS-2 and ESPN-U's unknown data taking 7th and 8th Places.


Sources:

1. http://www.sportsmediawatch.com/college-football-tv-ratings/
2. http://www.ncaa.com/scoreboard/football/fbs/2017/01