College football is back and so are the fans who couldn’t wait to watch football.
The top-five showdown between the Buckeyes and Fighting Irish had ESPN’s College GameDay in attendance and featured plenty of intriguing storylines leading up to the contest.
According to ESPN, the Ohio State-Notre Dame game crushed it in the ratings. 10.5 million viewers watched the game, making it the most-watched regular season game on an ESPN network since 2017.
The Seminoles and Tigers drew 7.55 million viewers as the night cap for college football played on Sunday. Defending national champion Georgia’s season-opening contest against Oregon brought in 6.3 million viewers in the 3:30 p.m. window on Saturday.
The other 11 games last year brought in roughly 5 million viewers per contest.
You can only imagine what viewership will look like once the NFL kicks off on Thursday.