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Audience Analysis: Minnesota's Win Boosts ABC's Noon Window

Minnesota's upset of No. 4 Penn State on Saturday helped ABC to its best audience for a noon kickoff in nearly three years. The Gophers' upset drew 6.73 million viewers on ABC, the most since the '16 Ohio State-Michigan game drew more than 17.0 million viewers in the noon slot. With four weeks left in the regular season, ABC is drawing 3.13 million viewers in the noon window, up 12% from last year at this point. Meanwhile, the Minneapolis-St. Paul market drew a 19.5 rating for the game, setting a record locally for a college football game on an ESPN network.

COMING TO YOUR CITY: Saturday's anticipated LSU-Alabama matchup helped ESPN to a win on "College GameDay," as the pregame show drew 2.2 million viewers, its best audience of the season to date. It also marked the show's best non-Thanksgiving weekend telecast since '15. To date, "GameDay" viewership is up 3% over last season.

TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME (ET)
RAT.
VIEWERS
(000)
NFL: Panthers-Packers (70%)
11/10
Fox
4:25-7:40pm
13.3
23,196
"SNF": Vikings-Cowboys
11/10
NBC
8:20-11:15pm
12.9
22,988
College football: LSU-Alabama
11/9
CBS
3:30-7:00pm
9.7
16,583
NFL: (singleheader)
11/10
CBS
1:00-4:05pm
8.9
14,841
"MNF": Cowboys-Giants
11/4
ESPN
8:14-11:33pm
8.3
13,979
"TNF": Chargers-Raiders
11/7
Fox/
NFL Net
8:23-11:33pm
8.2
13,851
NFL: (regional)
11/10
Fox
1:00-4:15pm
6.3
10,531
College football: Penn State-Minnesota
11/9
ABC
12:00-3:30pm
4.3
6,736
College football: Iowa State-Oklahoma
11/9
Fox
8:00-11:30pm
1.9
3,171
"CFP Rankings Show"
11/5
ESPN
9:20-9:52pm
na
2,759
College football: Clemson-N.C. State
11/9
ABC
7:30-11:00pm
1.6
2,710
College football: Maryland-Ohio State
11/9
Fox
12:00-3:30pm
1.7
2,582
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series:
Bluegreen Vacations 500 (Phoenix)
11/10
NBC
2:30-6:00pm
1.6
2,567
College basketball: Kansas-Duke
11/5
ESPN
7:00-9:20pm
1.6
2,424
College football: Iowa-Wisconsin
11/9
Fox
3:30-7:00pm
1.4
2,324
College basketball: Michigan State-Kentucky
11/5
ESPN
9:52pm-12:18am
1.5
2,273
College football: Missouri-Georgia
11/9
ESPN
7:00-10:25pm
1.2
2,166
College football: USC-Arizona State
11/9
ABC
3:30-7:00pm
1.1
1,628
NBA: Warriors-Rockets
11/6
ESPN
7:44-10:05pm
1.0
1,491
NBA: Bucks-Clippers
11/6
ESPN
10:05pm-12:50am
0.9
1,286
College football: Vanderbilt-Florida
11/9
ESPN
12:00-3:25pm
0.8
1,229
College football: Wyoming-Boise State
11/9
ESPN
10:25pm-1:54am
0.7
1,177
NASCAR Xfinity Series: Desert Diamond
West Valley Casino 200 (Phoenix)
11/9
NBC
3:30-6:00pm
0.7
1,114
Figure Skating: ISU Grand Prix (taped)
11/10
NBC
12:00-1:30pm
0.6
877
MLS Cup Final: Toronto FC-Sounders
11/10
ABC
3:00-5:30pm
0.5
823
EPL: Arsenal-Leicester City
11/9
NBC
12:30-2:30pm
0.5
779
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