More Than 19 Million People Watched Ohio State vs. Michigan, The Most-Watched Regular-Season College Football Game Since 2011

By Dan Hope on November 29, 2023 at 11:49 am
Denzel Burke vs. Roman Wilson in The Game

More people watched Ohio State vs. Michigan than any other regular-season college football game in the last 12 years.

An average of more than 19 million people – 19.065 million people, to be exact – tuned in to watch this year’s edition of The Game, which Michigan won, 30-24. The matchup peaked at 22.9 million viewers with the game on the line in the fourth quarter.

The winner-take-all rivalry game between 11-0 teams for the Big Ten East title drew nearly twice as many viewers as the second-most-watched game this season, Oregon’s 42-6 win over Colorado, which was watched by 10.03 million people on Sept. 23.

This year’s Ohio State vs. Michigan game was the most-watched regular-season college football game in any year since 2011, when a matchup between No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama drew an average of more than 20 million viewers. It was the second-most watched edition of The Game ever behind only the 2006 “Game of the Century,” which drew an average of more than 21 million viewers.

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