The 15 Least Watched College Football Games This Year

With the college football season now fully in the books, it’s time to continue looking back at the season that was.  The list of winningest active coaches has already been discussed so now it’s time to focus on the all-important TV ratings.  Here are the 15 least watched college football games this year.  Games will be ranked from highest number of viewers to lowest number of viewers.  Please note that games that aired on the SEC Network, the B1G Network, the Pac-12 Network, ESPNNEWS or CBSSN are not included as they are not tracked by Nielsen.  All kickoff times listed are local times.

 

Just Missed The Cut

Navy @ SMU – ESPNU – 121,000 viewers

Cincinnati @ UCF – ESPNU – 112,000 viewers

Arkansas State @ Troy – ESPNU – 109,000 viewers

Appalachian State @ Georgia State – ESPNU – 105,000 viewers

Temple @ UCF – ESPNU – 100,000 viewers

 

Now on to the actual countdown

 

15 – Bowling Green @ Akron

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Kickoff: 8:00pm

TV: ESPNU

Viewership: 98,000

 

14 – Arkansas State @ Georgia State

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Kickoff: 7:30pm

TV: ESPNU

Viewership: 82,000

 

13 – Kent State @ Bowling Green

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Kickoff: 7:00pm

TV: ESPNU

Viewership: 74,000

 

12 – UL-Lafayette @ Georgia Southern

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Kickoff: 7:30pm

TV: ESPNU

Viewership: 70,000

 

11 – Tulane @ Tulsa

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Kickoff: 2:45pm

TV: ESPNU

Viewership: 69,000

10 – Bowling Green @ Northern Illinois

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Kickoff: 7:00pm

TV: ESPNU

Viewership: 46,000

 

9 – Charlotte @ Marshall

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Kickoff: 5:30pm

TV: beIN Sport

Viewership: 42,000

 

8 – Troy @ Southern Miss

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Kickoff: 6:00pm

TV: beIN Sport

Viewership: 23,000

 

7 – UCF @ FIU

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Kickoff: 7:00pm

TV: beIN Sport

Viewership: 16,000

 

6 – UTSA @ Rice

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Kickoff: 6:00pm

TV: beIN Sport

Viewership: 13,000

 

5 – Southern Miss @ North Texas

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Kickoff: 4:30pm

TV: beIN Sport

Viewership: 12,000

 

4 – Morgan State @ Marshall

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Kickoff: 6:00pm

TV: beIN Sport

Viewership: 6,000

 

3 – FAU @ Middle Tennessee

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Kickoff: 4:30pm

TV: beIN Sport

Viewership: 4,000

 

2 – FAU @ FIU

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Kickoff: 7:00pm

TV: beIN Sport

Viewership: 3,000

 

1 – FIU @ Western Kentucky

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Kickoff: 4:30pm

TV: beIN Sport

Viewership: 2,000

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I was born in Las Vegas and moved to the Memphis area in 2005.I became a soccer referee in 2006 and am currently a Grade 8. I write for two soccer websites: World Soccer Talk and Soccer Referee USA, in addition to writing several pieces for the Rogue Squadron (the supporters group for Memphis City FC).I did commentary in high school for football, basketball, baseball and soccer at Christian Brothers High School in Memphis and did commentary for Lafayette High School football in Oxford, MS for two seasons.
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