Alabama-Texas Game Does Historical Numbers For FOX, Easily Becomes Most-Watched Game This Year

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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.

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.

Texas Longhorns coach Steve Sarkisian wants his players to stay away from the rat poison. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
Steve Sarkisian and Nick Saban gave the college football world a show when Alabama and Texas went down to the wire last weekend. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

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.

Written by Zach Dean

Zach grew up in Florida, lives in Florida, and will never leave Florida ... for obvious reasons. He's a reigning fantasy football league champion, knows everything there is to know about NASCAR, and once passed out (briefly!) during a lap around Daytona. He swears they were going 200 mph even though they clearly were not.

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