In anticipation of the upcoming season, the Big Ten Network surveyed Americans to find out how and where they like to watch college football.
It turns out most prefer the big screen at home, enjoy spending time with their friends, and quite a few spend time yelling at the TV while watching their favorite teams battle it out on the gridiron.
BTN’s survey found superstitious fans like to do more than just watch — 53 percent say they wear certain clothes or shoes to help their favorite team beat their opponents while 40 percent felt looking away from the screen sometimes helped their team win. When it comes to superstitions and the game, age matters – 31 percent of superstitious fans are 18-24 while that number drops down to 10% by the time fans reach their 60’s.
If they’re not at the game, the majority of Americans, 62 percent, prefer to watch a college football game at home and 30 percent of respondents between the ages of 25-34 who do go out, prefer to go to a friend’s house to watch a game. When it comes to game day, 63 percent admit eating is a natural companion to college football which beat out napping (34 percent) and screaming at the TV (31 percent).
Fans can do all of that and more as BTN debuts an extensive slate of fall programming that offers fans more Big Ten football coverage than any other network.