SEC football continues to be some of the highest rated games week after week, and this past Saturday was no different. Alabama’s 10-0 victory over LSU was watched by more than 10.38 million viewers.
It had more than twice as many viewers as the top-10 matchup between Nebraska and Ohio State, which was in the same 8 p.m. time slot. By comparison, Clemson vs. Florida State — also an 8 p.m. game — was the most watched game from the previous Saturday. That game was only watched by 5.38 million viewers. Clemson’s game against Louisville earlier in the season was one of the other highly watched games of the season. It had more than 9 million viewers but still fewer than Alabama-LSU.
Alabama-LSU CBS: 10.385M
Nebraska-Ohio State ABC: 4.969M
Florida-Arkansa CBS: 4.261M
ABC 3:30p window:2.595M
Notre-Dame-Navy CBS: 2.42M
— Sports TV Ratings (@SportsTVRatings) November 8, 2016
However, the Alabama-LSU game didn’t only crush college football figures. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch pointed out that it beat the numbers of many NFL Monday Night Football games this season.
Alabama-LSU beating a lot of MNF games this year. https://t.co/tpM0aXmzNh
— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) November 8, 2016