ESPN/ABC Week 8 Overnight Highlights:
· ABC Televises Two of the Three Highest-Rated Games
· ABC Saturday Night Football is No. 1 in Prime Time
· Regionalized Action Delivers for ABC, ESPN2 and WatchESPN
· No. 9 Florida State at Georgia Tech is ESPN2's Best Game of the Season; Entire Network Up
ABC's Saturday Night Football is No. 1 in Prime Time; Regionalized Action a Success Across ABC/ESPN
ABC televised two of the three highest-rated college football games, including the No. 1 game in prime-time, across all networks in week 8 led by ABC's Saturday Night Football featuring No. 1 Ohio State at Rutgers (8 p.m. ET) which earned a 3.3 overnight rating. ABC's 3:30 p.m. regionalized window featuring Indiana at No. 7 Michigan State and Texas Tech at No. 17 Oklahoma earned a 3.2 overnight, up 19% from the same regionalized window in 2014 (UCLA at California and Rutgers at Ohio State). On WatchESPN, the same ABC 3:30 p.m. window had an additional 57,000 average minute impressions to the TV audience, 286,000 unique viewers and 11,900,000 live minutes viewed - up 224% in average minute impressions, 131% in unique viewers and 197% in live minutes viewed compared to last seasons' similar window.
**NOTE: WatchESPN data is preliminary and subject to change after further processing. Final numbers will be available this week.
No. 9 Florida State at Georgia Tech is ESPN2's Highest-Rated Game of the Season, Sets Pace for the Network
No. 9 Florida State at Georgia Tech (7 p.m.) earned a 1.4 overnight rating, ESPN2's highest-overnight of the 2015 season and up 56% compared to the same window in 2014 (Missouri at Florida). Overall, ESPN2 was up at least 20% in all four individual game windows compared to week 8 of the 2014 season.
Pac-12 Delivers Late-Night Rating
Washington at No. 10 Stanford (10 p.m. on ESPN) earned a 1.6 rating, up 45% from same window in '14 (Stanford at Arizona State).
Final television numbers will be available this week