Michigan-Florida opener draws record ratings

The Detroit News

Michigan’s season opener against Florida last Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, was a big draw on television.

The game earned a 5.0 overnight rating making it the highest-rated, non-primetime opening weekend game ever for ABC/ESPN. There was a streaming audience of 182,000 viewers in the average minute, becoming the most streamed non-prime time game on record.

Michigan vs. Florida:

1. Jacksonville, 18.5

2. Birmingham, Ala., 16.2

3. Columbus, Ohio, 15.7

4. Detroit, 15.4

5. Knoxville, Tenn., 12.5

6. Tampa-St. Pete, 11.5

7. Orlando, Fla., 11.4

8. Nashville, 11.2

9. West Palm Beach, 9.7

10. Dayton, Ohio, 9.5


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