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College Football Kickoff Weekend: Houston-Oklahoma Becomes Second Highest-Rated Game Of The Week; ABC Has Aired Top 3 Highest-Rated Games

ABC has now televised the three highest-rated games of the College Football Kickoff Weekend, as the network’s Sunday presentation of Houston-Oklahoma (7:30 p.m. ET) surpassed Saturday’s ESPN CFB150 Showcase Game between Duke-Alabama (3:30 p.m.) to become the second highest-rated game of the week. The rating for the Cougars-Sooners matchup, which saw Oklahoma jump out to a 21-0 first half lead on their way to a 49-31 victory, trails only ABC Saturday Night Football’s Oregon-Auburn matchup (7:30 p.m.), which remains the highest-rated game of the weekend.

ABC’s Sunday showdown delivered a 3.6 overnight, peaking at a 4.2 late in the first half (9-9:15 p.m.). Oklahoma City was the No. 1 market, earning 28.0 local rating. Tulsa (25.9), Birmingham (18.7), West Palm Beach (7.7) and Houston (7.5) round out the top five markets.