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College Football – Michigan – Notre Dame Football Most Watched

Posted on September 11, 2013 in Professional Sports News.

Michigan and Notre Dame played in front of the largest crowd to ever watch an NCAA football game Saturday night in Ann Arbor.

And that also helped ESPN set a new benchmark for television ratings on a football Saturday.

Michigan’s 41-30 win over Notre Dame drew an average of 8.65 million viewers in prime time on ESPN, and was the cornerstone game in what turned out to be the network’s most-viewed college football regular season Saturday of all time.

According to an ESPN release, the Michigan-Notre Dame game drew a United States’ television rating of 5.3, and was the weekend’s most-viewed non-NFL sporting event — regardless of network.

 

 

 

By:  Mike Plourde        for Great Lakes Radio Sports