ESPN announces big-time ratings for Week 0's Florida-Miami contest
College football returned to our TV screens on Saturday night and, boy, were fans ready for it.
On Sunday morning, ESPN announced that the Florida-Miami game from Orlando was its highest-rated college football game since 2016, drawing an impressive 4.1 overnight rating.
It was also ESPN’s best Saturday opener ever, per a release from the ESPN PR Twitter account:
ESPN Rewrites Week 0
— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) August 25, 2019
Per the release, the Birmingham market was the No. 1 market in the country, drawing an 18.7 overnight rating. Jacksonville was No. 2 with a 17.0 rating.
The other FBS schools start play this coming weekend, so we’ll see what games draw the biggest ratings. Auburn-Oregon is the primetime game for ESPN.