CBS was the big winner for Week 10 of college football, claiming three of the five most-watched matchups.
The Alabama Crimson Tide’s win over the LSU Tigers was No. 1, boasting 8.82M viewers with a 7:45 p.m. start. Earlier in the afternoon, Missouri-Georgia brought in 7M.
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The 12 p.m. ET game, Ohio State-Rutgers, managed fourth place with 3.96M viewers.
In third place was ABC with the Washington-USC game, which tallied 4.45M viewers. ABC also laid claim to fifth place with the Oklahoma State’s defeat over Oklahoma.
This marks a nice change of pace from the week prior, when not a single game cracked an audience of 7M for the first time since Week 0, when there were only five games the entire weekend.
It was still a rough week for Colorado, as their loss to Oregon State drew only 2.77M viewers, which is their least-watched game of the season. However, with the matchup on ESPN, it did mark the weekend’s top college football audience on cable.
As always, several networks are not Nielsen-rated, meaning their audiences aren’t reported week-over-week. Those include the SEC Network, ACC Network, CBS Sports Network, and the Pac-12 Network. ESPN+ and Peacock are also not Nielsen-rated for live programming.
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