Not only did Penn State host over 109,000 fans at Beaver Stadium to watch their game this past Saturday against Auburn, a huge number of people watched it on television as well.
Television ratings are in ABC’s Saturday Night Football between Penn State and Auburn averaged 7,606,000 viewers, which was the second-most watched Week 3 game across all networks and the fifth-highest rated game of the 2021 college football seasons. During the 4th quarter of that one score game, the ratings jumped up to 8.9 million people watching.
ABC reports that this television ratings was one of the best best September game ratings on ABC since 2018 and the most-viewed Week 3 game on ABC since 2011. The two previous games were Miami/Louisville in 2020 and Clemson/Syracuse in 2019.
The Saturday Night Football on ABC is doing quite well, as three of the five highest rated college football games this season have come from that time slot.
Penn State will be back on ABC as it was announced earlier this week that their Big Ten opener at home at Beaver Stadium against Indiana, will broadcast on ABC with a kickoff of 7:30 PM.
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