It is the most-watched UCF football telecast since the 2021 Gasparilla Bowl against Florida (3.2 million), and the most-watched non-bowl game since the 2020 season opener at Georgia Tech (3.0 million).
The AAC Championship viewership was down compared to last year’s Cincinnati-Houston matchup (3.4 million).
The game drew a 3.5 rating in the Orlando market, which was the 2nd-best local market for the game behind New Orleans, which posted a 9.7 local rating.
The game was also down from the 2017 American Championship, which drew 3.385 million viewers. That game kicked off at noon on ABC.