All The 2017 CFB Attendance Numbers & TV Ratings Info You Wanted All The 2017 CFB Attendance Numbers & TV Ratings Info You Wanted

All The 2017 NCAA Attendance Numbers And TV Ratings Information You Wanted

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All The 2017 NCAA Attendance Numbers And TV Ratings Information You Wanted

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All The 2017 NCAA Attendance Numbers And TV Ratings Information You Wanted


The National Football Foundation put together an enormous amount of facts from the 2017 college football season that emphasize the strong popularity of the game.

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Georgia’s contribution to those stats are well documented, witnessed by DawgNation filling half of Notre Stadium, two-thirds of the Rose Bowl and a majority of the seats in Atlanta for the national Championship game. The Dawgs played in front of 1,246,201 spectators in 2017, placing the Bulldogs in rare company as one of only 12 college football programs to play in front of more than 1 million fans in 2017.

“College football will celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2019, and our sport has certainly come a long way from several hundred spectators lining a wooden fence to watch the first game in 1869,” said National Football Foundation President & CEO Steve Hatchell. “We saw a big shift this year in the metrics and how things are measured with the adaptation of total live audience numbers by several media outlets.

The season’s top highlights include:

Second Most Watched Event in Cable TV History

  • The 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship between Georgia and Alabama on ESPN delivered the second biggest audience in cable television history. This year’s game produced a total live audience of 29,932,000 viewers. The inaugural CFP game on ESPN in 2015 between Ohio State and Oregon remains No. 1 with 33,395,000 viewers.
  • The seven CFP games on ESPN, covering the New Year’s Six and the CFP National Championship, averaged a total live audience of more than 17 million viewers, making it the best ever in the four years of the new system. The average marked a 10 percent increase from last year and 25 percent from the 2015 season.
  • The 355 college football telecasts during the 2017 regular season averaged 1,942,000 viewers per game while reaching more than 200 million unique fans.
  • The 39 postseason college bowl games averaged 5,308,000 viewers per game (representing an 8 percent increase over last season and a 3 percent increase from two years ago) while reaching 122 million unique fans on television.

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