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TCU vs. Michigan Produces Huge Viewership Numbers

NCAA Football: Fiesta Bowl-Texas Christian at Michigan

TCU’s game against Michigan on Saturday was one of the most entertaining football games of the 2022 season, as the Horned Frogs escaped a Wolverines second-half surge to win the VRBO Fiesta Bowl, 51-45.

The seats inside State Farm Stadium were chock-full of Horned Frogs fans, but the certainly weren’t the only ones that caught the game, not by a longshot.

In fact, the viewership numbers for the Fiesta Bowl were some of the best in the College Football Playoff era.


According to a tweet from the Big 12 Conference, the game between TCU and Michigan averaged 21.4 million viewers, which is good for the sixth-best semifinal game of the College Football Playoff era and the third-most watched afternoon semifinal of the CFP era. Viewership peaked at 26.4 million viewers from 7:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET.

Now, after one of the biggest “upsets” in College Football Playoff history, the Horned Frogs will look to get in front of even more eyes on Monday as they play the top-ranked and undefeated Georgia Bulldogs, who are looking for their second-consecutive national title.

Make sure to check out our preview of the game here, with everything you need to know about the upcoming battle between the Frogs and the Dawgs.

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