My ass will be in its seat, of course, but it’s worth speculating about the eyeballs on Saturday night’s game.
Last year’s Alabama-LSU game on CBS brought in 11.6 million viewers, making it the most watched prime-time regular season game on any network. That was a larger audience than the most watched 3:30 p.m. SEC on CBS game, between Alabama and Auburn, which drew 9.2 million viewers. The Georgia-Alabama SEC championship game drew more than 17 million viewers.
This is the 29th season NBC has broadcast Notre Dame games on that network. Last season when the Fighting Irish made their run to the college football playoff, the games drew the most viewers on the network in the last six years, averaging 3.49 million, according to the National Football Foundation. Notre Dame vs. Michigan drew 7.2 million.
The 2011 Alabama-LSU prime time game drew 20.1 million viewers.
Georgia has the opportunity to make a big impression on a large platform. Where do you think the viewership numbers will fall?