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• Fifth Most-Viewed Regular-Season Game Since 1991
• ABC’s Most-Viewed Saturday Night Football Game Ever
• Most-Viewed Game Involving Notre Dame Since 1991
• ABC’s Four Notre Dame Games in 2012 Average Nearly 9 Million Viewers
ABC televised the two most-viewed and highest-rated college football games of the weekend on Saturday, Nov. 24, led by No. 1 Notre Dame defeating USC 22-13. The matchup averaged 16,059,000 viewers; 10,707,000 households; and a 9.4 rating, making it the most-viewed regular-season college football game on ABC since November 18, 2006, when No. 2 Michigan at No. 1 Ohio State averaged 21,037,000 viewers; 14,479,000 households; and a 13.0 rating. Additional highlights of the telecast:
The broadcast is also the fifth most-viewed regular-season college football game among all networks since at least 1991 (ratings prior to 1991 are not available) and the most-viewed game not involving a matchup between the nation’s top two teams.
NBC’s No. 1 Florida State at No. 2 Notre Dame averaged 22,019,000 viewers, 15,072,000 households and a 16.0 rating on November 13, 1993.
ABC’s No. 2 Michigan at No. 1 Ohio State averaged 21,037,000 viewers; 14,479,000 households; and a 13.0 rating on November 18, 2006.
CBS’s No. 1 LSU at No. 2 Alabama averaged 20,011,000 viewers; 13,134,000 households; and an 11.5 rating on November 5, 2011.
CBS’s No. 1 Florida vs. No. 2 Alabama in the SEC Championship game averaged 17,969,000 viewers; 12,755,000 households; and an 11.1 rating on December 5, 2009.
The game is ABC’s most-viewed and highest-rated regular-season Saturday night college football telecast since 1991.
I had no idea that the 93 FSU was the most watched regular season game of all time. It makes sense but I would have thought a game since then would have surpassed it.
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Now I know why ND isn't relevant, I must of mixed up the definition of that word.
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“Notre Dame? Relevant? Of course. Call me in 90 years, and I’ll give you the same answer.” Neal Pilson, former president of CBS Sports
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Imagine the NC game ratings with #1 ND vs. #2.
"Having the right to do something doesn't mean it's right to do it." -- Chief Justice Warren Burger
It's going to be off the charts..
This kind of stuff excites me. I have a feeling this National Title game will be most viewed college athletic competition in history.
Attended: Michigan @ ND 2010 Southern Cal @ ND 2011 Stanford @ ND 2012 BCS National Title Game vs. Alabama-Jan 7, 2013 ND @ Air Force 2013
I was at that 93 game with my father. It was electric in the stadium like I have never seen again. That was my first game I went to and what a incredible trip!
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