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Last Saturday’s Alabama-Texas showdown did massive numbers for Fox.
And by massive, I mean it was the fourth-most watched college football game in Fox history.
Saturday's @AlabamaFTBL – @TexasFootball matchup averaged 10,595,000 viewers on FOX.— FOX Sports PR (@FOXSportsPR) September 13, 2022
🏈 2022's most-watched college football game across any network.
🏈 @CFBonFOX's 4th most-watched regular season matchup in history.
*Full ratings details to be released shortly. pic.twitter.com/RITWrSNy6m
Over 10.5 million people watch Alabama-Texas college football game
As Keith Jackson would say, “Whoa, Nellie!”
The rematch of the 2010 college football BCS title game averaged over 10.5 million viewers, easily becoming the most-watched game of the season.
The fellas in marketing tell me ‘Bama-Texas is also the fourth-most watched college game in Fox history, behind three Ohio State-Michigan matchups.
Perhaps this is why networks dolled out billions (with a b!) of dollars over the offseason for the rights to college football games, teams and conferences for the next several years.
Luckily, this Alabama-Texas showdown lived up to the hype.
The Crimson Tide squeaked by with a 20-19 win on a last-minute field goal. Bryce Young made an insane play at the end to keep the game alive. Nick Saban went nuts on a couple players after the final whistle when they decided to throw us a little “Horns Down.”
All in all, it was a massive number for a college football game. And it was an excellent start to the season for the sport and Fox.