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1962 Was Good Year for College Football

Jan. 8, 1963 - College football had its biggest season at the gate and in the living room in 1962. Attendance at collegiate football games rose to a record seasonal total of 21,227,162, while an average of 26 million persons in 13,135,692 homes watched each Saturday on television. Of games televised during the regular 1962 season, the most-watched was the Texas-Texas A&M contest on Thanksgiving Day. An estimated total of 19 million sets were tuned in to that one, according to the Nielsen Rating Service. Other peaks were Syracuse-U.C.L.A., over 16 million on Dec. 8, and Army-Navy (pictured), about 14 million on Dec. 1.


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