Top 15 Most Watched College Football Games This Year

Now that the college football season has sadly come to an end, it’s time for lamentation and reflection.  The winningest coaches have been discussed as have the least watched games this season.  Since the least watched games have been discussed, it’s only fitting to now discuss the most watched games of the season.  So here are the 15 most watched college football games this year.  Games will be ranked from the lowest number of viewers to the highest number of viewers.  Please note that games that aired on the SEC Network, the B1G Network, the Pac-12 Network, ESPNNEWS or CBSSN are not included as they are not tracked by Nielsen.  All kickoff times listed are local times.

 

Just Missed The Cut

Wisconsin vs. LSU* – ABC – 7,832,000 viewers

Army vs. Navy* – CBS – 7,940,000 viewers

Alabama vs. USC – ESPN – 7,944,000 viewers

Alabama @ Ole Miss – CBS – 8,169,000 viewers

Auburn @ Alabama – CBS – 8,242,000 viewers

 

Now on to the actual countdown.

 

15 – Florida State vs. Ole Miss*

Monday, September 5, 2016

Kickoff: 8:00pm

TV: ESPN

Viewership: 8,354,000

 

14 – Texas A&M @ Alabama

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Kickoff: 2:30pm

TV: CBS

Viewership: 8,455,000

 

13 – Ohio State @ Wisconsin

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Kickoff: 8:00pm

TV: ABC

Viewership: 8,964,000

 

12 – Penn State vs. Wisconsin*

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Kickoff: 7:30pm

TV: FOX

Viewership: 9,189,000

 

11 – Louisville @ Clemson

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Kickoff: 7:00pm

TV: ABC

Viewership: 9,294,000

 

10 – Oklahoma vs. Auburn*

Monday, January 2, 2017

Kickoff: 7:30pm

TV: ESPN

Viewership: 9,515,000

 

9 – Alabama @ LSU

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Kickoff: 7:00pm

TV: CBS

Viewership: 10,385,000

 

8 – Notre Dame @ Texas

Sunday, September 5, 2016

Kickoff: 6:30pm

TV: ABC

Viewership: 10,945,000

 

7 – Alabama vs. Florida*

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Kickoff: 3:00pm

TV: CBS

Viewership: 11,093,000

 

6 – Florida State vs. Michigan*

Friday, December 30, 2016

Kickoff: 8:00pm

TV: ESPN

Viewership: 11,461,000

 

5 – USC vs. Penn State*

Monday, January 2, 2017

Kickoff: 3:00pm

TV: ESPN

Viewership: 15,740,000

 

4 – Michigan @ Ohio State

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Kickoff: 12:00pm

TV: ABC

Viewership: 16,841,000

 

3 – Ohio State vs. Clemson*

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Kickoff: 6:00pm

TV: ESPN

Viewership: 18,396,000

 

2 – Alabama vs. Washington*

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Kickoff: 3:30pm

TV: ESPN

Viewership: 18,397,000

 

1 – Alabama vs. Clemson*

Monday, January 9, 2017

Kickoff: 8:00pm

TV: ESPN

Viewership: 24,391,000

 

*denotes game being played at neutral site

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I was born in Las Vegas and moved to the Memphis area in 2005.I became a soccer referee in 2006 and am currently a Grade 8. I write for two soccer websites: World Soccer Talk and Soccer Referee USA, in addition to writing several pieces for the Rogue Squadron (the supporters group for Memphis City FC).I did commentary in high school for football, basketball, baseball and soccer at Christian Brothers High School in Memphis and did commentary for Lafayette High School football in Oxford, MS for two seasons.
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