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UCF Football’s TV Viewership History

Here’s how UCF football games have fared on national television since 2005.

BYU v Texas Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images

The UCF Knights football program has come a long way since its first nationally-televised games. As the program has grown, so has its command of TV audiences.

Below you can find a sortable table of all of UCF’s nationally-televised games going back to 2012, its last year in Conference USA, according to SportsMediaWatch.com.

UCF Football TV Viewership Numbers since 2005

Date Opponent Day Time Slot (ET) Network Viewers Notes
Date Opponent Day Time Slot (ET) Network Viewers Notes
9/8/2012 Ohio State Saturday Noon ESPN2 2,200,000
12/1/2012 Tulsa Saturday Noon ESPN2 590,000 C-USA Championship
9/28/2013 South Carolina Saturday Noon ABC 3,200,000
10/18/2013 Louisville Friday 8 p.m. ESPN 2,220,000
11/9/2013 Houston Saturday 7 p.m. ESPN2 431,000
11/21/2013 Rutgers Thursday 7:30 p.m. ESPN 972,000
11/29/2013 South Florida Friday 8 p.m. ESPN 1,220,000
12/7/2013 SMU Saturday Noon ESPN 1,440,000
1/1/2014 Baylor Wednesday 8:30 p.m. ESPN 11,300,000 2014 Fiesta Bowl
8/30/2014 Penn State Saturday 8:30 a.m. ESPN2 1,290,000 Croke Park Classic (Dublin, Ireland)
10/2/2014 Houston Thursday 7 p.m. ESPN 744,000
10/9/2014 BYU Thursday 7:30 p.m. ESPN 1,340,000
11/14/2014 Tulsa Friday 8 p.m. ESPN2 738,000
11/22/2014 SMU Saturday noon ESPNews 113,000
11/28/2014 South Florida Friday noon ESPN2 447,000
12/4/2014 ECU Thursday 7:30 p.m. ESPN 1,040,000
12/26/2014 NC State Friday 8 p.m. ESPN 3,270,000 2014 St. Pete Bowl
9/12/2015 Stanford Saturday 10:30 p.m. FS1 151,000
9/26/2015 South Carolina Saturday Noon ESPNU 380,000
10/3/2015 Tulane Saturday Noon ESPNews 73,000
10/10/2015 UConn Saturday 3:45 p.m. ESPNews 111,000
10/24/2015 Houston Saturday Noon ESPNews 171,000
10/31/2015 Cincinnati Saturday Noon ESPNews 101,000
11/7/2015 Tulsa Saturday Noon ESPNews 67,000
11/19/2015 ECU Thursday 7:30 p.m. ESPN 669,000
11/26/2015 South Florida Thursday 7:30 p.m. ESPN 388,000
9/10/2016 Michigan Saturday Noon ABC 2,860,000 Story
9/24/2016 FIU Saturday 7 p.m. BeIN Sports 16,000
10/15/2016 Temple Saturday 7:30 p.m. ESPNU 100,000
10/29/2016 Houston Saturday Noon ESPNU 192,000
11/12/2016 Cincinnati Saturday Noon ESPNU 112,000
9/23/2017 Maryland Saturday 3 p.m. FS1 247,000
9/30/2017 Memphis Saturday 7 p.m. ESPN2 442,000
10/7/2017 Cincinnati Saturday 8 p.m. ESPNU 131,000
11/4/2017 SMU Saturday 7:15 p.m. ESPN2 369,000
11/18/2017 Temple Saturday Noon ESPNU 144,000
11/24/2017 South Florida Friday 3:30 p.m. ABC 4,700,000
12/2/2017 Memphis Saturday Noon ABC 3,385,000 2017 AAC Championship
1/1/2018 Auburn Monday 12:30 p.m. ESPN 8,377,000 2018 Peach Bowl
8/30/2018 UConn Thursday 7 p.m. ESPNU 444,000
9/21/2018 FAU Friday 7 p.m. ESPN 1,295,000
9/29/2018 Pitt Saturday 4 p.m. ESPNU 246,000
10/13/2018 Memphis Saturday 3:30 p.m. ABC/ESPN2 2,990,000 Regional split with Washington/Oregon
10/20/2018 ECU Saturday 7 p.m. ESPN2 486,000
11/1/2018 Temple Thursday 8 p.m. ESPN 1,180,000
11/10/2018 Navy Saturday 12 p.m. ESPN2 385,000
11/17/2018 Cincinnati Saturday 8 p.m. ABC 3,124,000 STORY
11/23/2018 South Florida Friday 4:15 p.m. ESPN 1,718,000 STORY
12/1/2018 Memphis Saturday 3:30 p.m. ABC 3,321,000 2018 AAC Championship
1/1/2019 LSU Tuesday 1 p.m. ESPN 8,471,000 2019 Fiesta Bowl
12/31/2010 Georgia Friday 3:30p.m. ESPN 4,700,000 2010 Liberty Bowl
12/31/2007 Miss State Saturday 4:30 p.m ESPN 3,900,000 2007 Liberty Bowl
12/19/2009 Rutgers Saturday 8:00 p.m ESPN 2,900,000 2009 St Pete Bowl
12/24/2005 Nevada Saturday 8:30 p.m ESPN 2,100,000 2005 Hawaii Bowl
12/21/2012 Ball State Friday 7:30 p.m ESPN 1,900,000 2012 Beef O Brady Bowl
12/23/2019 Marshall Monday 2:30 p.m ESPN 1,154,000 2019 Gasparilla Bowl
9/21/2019 Pittsburgh Saturday 3:30 p.m ABC/ESPN2 2,550,000 Story
9/28/2019 UConn Saturday 7:00 p.m ESPN2 322,000 Story
10/4/2019 Cincinnati Friday 8:00 p.m ESPN 1,444,000 Story
10/26/2019 Temple Saturday 7:00 p.m ESPN2 277,000
11/2/2019 Houston Saturday 12:00p.m ESPN2 736,000 Story
11/8/2019 Tulsa Friday 8:00 p.m ESPN2 787,000 Story
11/29/2019 South Florida Friday 8:00 p.m ESPN 1,758,000 Story
9/14/2019 Stanford Saturday 3:30 p.m ESPN 967,000 Story
9/19/2020 Georgia Tech Saturday 3:30 p.m ABC 3,057,000 Story
9/26/2020 ECU Saturday Noon ABC 998,000 Story
10/3/2020 Tulsa Saturday 7:30 p.m ESPN2 435,000 Story
10/17/2020 Memphis Saturday 3:30 p.m ABC 1,904,000 Story
11/21/2020 Cincinnati Saturday 3:30 p.m ESPN 1,580,000
11/27 South Florida Friday 3:30 p.m ESPN 529,000
12/22/2020 BYU Tuesday 7:00 p.m ESPN 1,551,000
9/2/2021 Boise State Thursday 7:00p.m ESPN 841,000 Story
Data: SportsMediaWatch.com

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