ABC Airs Most-Watched Pac-12 Championship Since 2014

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ABC Airs Most-Watched Pac-12 Championship Since 2014

  • Up 44% from the 2018 Pac-12 Championship

  • ESPN Network’s Best Audience for a Pac-12 Championship

ABC’s first telecast of the Pac-12 Championship, which featured Utah and Oregon (Friday, Dec. 6, at 8 p.m.), was the conference’s most-watched championship game since 2014 and the annual game’s second best audience in its nine year history. ABC’s presentation averaged 5,856,000 viewers for the Ducks’ 37-15 victory, up 44% from last year’s Pac-12 Championship and the most-watched Pac-12 Championship on an ESPN network (2013, ’15, ’17).

Seven More Conference Championship Games Today
ESPN’s conference championship action has already resumed, with the Dr Pepper Big 12 Championship between Baylor and Oklahoma on ABC, the Sun Belt Championship between Louisiana at Appalachian State on ESPN and Marathon MAC Championship between Miami (Ohio) and Central Michigan on ESPN2. Four more conference championship games will air later today, including the ACC Championship between Virginia and Clemson. Full details here.

Exclusive Reveal of College Football Playoff and New Year’s Six Highlights ESPN’s Extensive Selection Day Coverage
ESPN’s industry-leading regular season and exclusive multi-platform coverage of the College Football Playoff intersect during the sport’s Selection Day on Sunday, Dec. 8. With nearly 20 hours of programming dedicated to the signature event, coverage will hit its apex with the College Football Playoff Selection Show Presented by AT&T at noon ET. During the four-hour show, the four College Football Playoff teams, the CFP committee’s final rankings and all the matchups of the New Year’s Six will be revealed.  Both preceding and following the marquee show will be prognosis and reaction across a multitude of television shows, ESPN Radio,, the ESPN App and Twitter.


Media contact: Derek Volner at 860-384-9986; [email protected] and @DerekVolner


Derek Volner

I work in college sports, which includes football and basketball, with an emphasis on Olympic Sports. Additionally, I handle ESPN’s coverage of high school athletics and recruiting.
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