The College Bowl competition first aired on NBC Radio in 1953, then moved to television where the game had a bumpy ride. The competition continued for many years but was not always televised. The game returned to NBC last year and was poor in ratings. Since it is heavily sponsored, Capital One University Bowl be renewed for a third season as long as Capital One wants to finance it? Or could it be cancelled? Stay tuned.
A series of quizzes Capital One University Bowl The TV show is hosted by former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning, with his brother Cooper Manning as his sidekick. The series challenges students outside the classroom and puts their knowledge to the test as they compete for scholarships. In each episode, teams of three represent some of the top schools in the country and compete in a four-round bracket tournament. Teams must work together to answer questions on a wide variety of topics. The top two schools advance to the final game where they compete for the Capital One College Bowl trophy and a scholarship to spend on their education. Capital One will award $1 million in scholarships, providing all competing students from the above institutions with tuition assistance for their participation.
Ratings are usually the best indication of a show’s chances of staying on the air. The higher the odds, the better the chances of survival. This table will be updated as new ranking data becomes available.
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For comparisons: First season of Capital One University Bowl on NBC averaged a 0.39 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 2.44 million viewers in Live+ Same Day Ratings.
To note: These are the final national rankings, including all Live Views + Same Day and DVR Playback (until 3:00 a.m.). Early Affiliate Quick Ratings (Estimates) are marked with an “*”. Although these numbers do not include delayed or streaming viewing, they are a very good indicator of a show’s performance, especially when compared to others on the same channel. There may be other economic factors involved in a show’s fate, but the highest-rated series are usually renewed and the lowest-rated ones are canceled.
What do you think? do you like it Capital One University Bowl TV shows on NBC? Should it be canceled or renewed for a third season?