Sept. 7, 2006
Bristol, CT – ESPN’s primetime telecast of Florida State’s 13-10 victory over Miami Monday, September 4 averaged 6,330,000 households (a 6.9 rating), making it the network’s most-viewed college football game – regular-season and bowl games – ever. It is the network’s second highest-rated college football game – regular-season and bowl games – ever (behind a 7.7 rating for Florida State at Miami on ESPN October 8, 1994).
The telecast was television’s most-viewed program of the night across key male 18-to-34 (1,687,000 average), 18-to-49 (3,466,000) and 25-to-54 (3,453,000) demographics and fourth most-viewed program in households.
The game, which was featured live on both ESPN (traditional coverage) and ESPN2 (with multiple cameras in a mosaic style) as part of special Full Circle telecast, was viewed by an average of 7,007,000 households on the two networks combined. ESPN2 averaged 677,000 households and a 0.7 rating for its coverage. The Full Circle concept is designed to utilize ESPN’s collection of multi-media platforms to provide fans everywhere with wide-ranging coverage — across multiple TV networks, Internet, cell phones, etc. — of a major event.