ESPN Televises Two Highest-Rated College Football Bowl Games on Wednesday, Dec. 27
· ESPN's Networks Have Aired Six Highest-Rated Bowl Games of the Season
ESPN televised the two highest-rated college football bowl games Wednesday, Dec. 27, notably beating FOX head-to-head in prime-time. ESPN's airing of the New Era Pinstripe Bowl featuring Iowa vs. Boston College (5:15 p.m. ET) delivered a 2.3 overnight and the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl between Texas and Missouri (9 p.m.) earned a 2.1 overnight, both besting FOX's prime-time telecast of the Foster Farms Bowl (8:30 p.m.) by 21% and 11%, respectively.
Now 22 games into the bowl season, ESPN and ABC have combined to televise the six highest-rated games across all networks. Additionally, ESPN's networks are averaging a 1.4 overnight for 20 bowl games they have televised, equal to that of last season's first 20 bowls games the networks aired.