Feb 11, 2024; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) hoists the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
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Ohio State averaged 5.43 million viewers per game this year (for games where we have viewership data), while Clemson averaged 3.25 million. So the idea of an ESPN conspiracy to favor Clemson over Ohio State feels particularly stupid.