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College football’s comeback boosts TV ratings – The Journal

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Viewers are ready for some football

NEW YORK (AP) – Viewers are ready for some football.

Three college clashes marked the last week as one of Nielsen’s four most-watched TV shows. Only one episode of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” has appeared.

The most popular game was the ABC telecast on Saturday night where Georgia defeated third-ranked Clemson in Charlotte, NC. The other popular clashes involved Notre Dame and Florida State and Ohio State and Minnesota.

It’s a warm-up act for professional football, which begins its season this week and promises to dominate live television.

Since airing two of the three games, ABC has been the most-watched network of the week in prime time, averaging 4.4 million viewers. CBS had 2.6 million, NBC 2.53 million, Fox 2.49 million, Univision 1.5 million, Ion Television 1.1 million, and Telemundo 1 million.

Fox News Channel dominated cable networks, averaging 2.59 million prime-time viewers. MSNBC had 1.218 million, ESPN 1.217 million, HGTV 1.05 million, and TLC 921,000.

ABC’s “World News Tonight” led the evening news race with an average of 8.2 million viewers. NBC’s “Nightly News” had 6.9 million and “CBS Evening News” had 5 million.

For the week of August 30 to September 5, the 20 most watched prime time programs, their networks and their audiences:

1. College football: Georgia vs. Clemson, ABC, $ 8.86 million.

2. College football: Notre Dame v Florida State, ABC, $ 7.75 million.

3. “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 7.19 million.

4. College football: Ohio State at Minnesota, Fox, 6.3 million.

5. “America’s Got Talent” (Wednesday), NBC, 6.1 million.

6. “60 minutes”, CBS, 5.91 million.

7. “Tucker Carlson Tonight” (Monday), Fox News, 4.31 million.

8. “Big Brother” (Thursday), CBS, 4.1 million.

9. “Big Brother” (Wednesday), CBS, 4.01 million.

10. “Tucker Carlson Tonight” (Tuesday), Fox News, 3.85 million.

11. “Hannity” (Monday), Fox News, 3.84 million.

12. “NCIS”, CBS, 3.83 million.

13. “College Football Preview” (Sunday), ABC, 3.82 million.

14. “CMA Summer Jam”, ABC, 3.68 million.

15. “American Ninja Warrior,” NBC, 3.67 million.

16. “Hannity” (Tuesday), Fox News, 3.62 million.

17. “Tucker Carlson Tonight” (Wednesday), Fox News, 3.52 million.

18. “The $ 100,000 Pyramid,” ABC, 3.514 million.

19. “The Quarter,” CBS, 3.505 million.

20. “Hannity” (Wednesday), Fox News, 3.393 million.

Clemson tight end Braden Galloway is shot down by Georgia defenders during the second half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, September 4, 2021 in Charlotte, NC (AP Photo / Chris Carlson)

Georgian running back Zamir White crushes Clemson cornerback Mario Goodrich during the second half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, September 4, 2021 in Charlotte, NC (AP Photo / Chris Carlson)

Georgia hooker Zamir White goes wild for a long run against Clemson in the second half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, September 4, 2021 in Charlotte, NC (Curtis Compton / Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP )


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