CBS announced that the game averaged 15.277 million viewers, peaking at 17.884 million watching at home.
The increased stakes for "The Game" lead to even bigger ratings for FOX, as they delivered a 9.1 overnight rating for the game.
"The triple-header started with Michigan’s win over Penn State, which is the most-watched noon game of the season for ABC."
"The Big Noon Kickoff show also boosted its viewership from two years ago, the last time full crowds were allowed into stadiums."
"Carpenter was a linebacker at Ohio State and a 2006 first-round pick by the Dallas Cowboys."
"Glory Days: Dreams and Nightmares is an 11-part podcast series that chronicles the 2014 Ohio State Buckeyes team led by Urban Meyer."
"Fellow NFL analyst Jeff Saturday almost fell out of his chair when responding to the spicy hot take on Wednesday's Get Up."
"The Browns' first game on their new home in Central Ohio is Saturday, Aug. 14, against the Jacksonville Jaguars starting at 5 p.m. ET."
The No. 3 Wolverines took down the No. 4 Buckeyes with a 92-87 win while drawing an average of 2.63 million viewers.
Patrick announced that Ohio State may currently have upwards of 20 positive COVID-19 tests, including a couple of their starters on the defensive line.