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Report: Red River Rivalry sees massive ratings decline

We knew that moving the Red River Rivalry from ABC to Fox Sports 1 would hurt the ratings. But, the question was “how much?”. Apparently we have our answer.

Oklahoma won the game 45-40 on Saturday. Also not helping the cause is that both teams are struggling out of the gate this season.

The rivalry has spent most of the past two decades on ABC, but Fox/FS1 shares the conference’s top-tier rights, and had the first pick for last weekend’s games. So, to help the cable network, they decided to put the game on FS1.

There was good news for Fox Sports 1, as Saturday’s game was a strong performer for the network. No previous game on the network this season has had a 1.0 final rating.

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