The Colorado Buffaloes established their dominance each on and off the sector with Saturday’s matchup in opposition to Colorado State.
Not solely did Deion Sanders’ crew take house the win after an intense showdown that went into double additional time, the late night time recreation additionally delivered the most important viewers of the season — and it did so regardless of a ten p.m. ET begin.
The recreation averaged 9.3M viewers, which is up greater than half one million over last week’s viewership for Colorado’s win over Nebraska. Airing on ESPN, the sport additionally marks the most important late night time faculty soccer viewers on report (throughout any community) in addition to the fifth-largest common season viewers ever for ESPN.
According to Nielsen, the sport peaked round 11 p.m. ET with 11.1M viewers. Colorado didn’t solidify their 43-35 victory till about 3 a.m. ET.
Colorado had been inching towards the No. 1 recreation of the week in each of the primary two common season video games, but it surely fully blew previous all different video games for Week 3. The second most-watched matchup was South Carolina vs. Georgia with about 5.4M viewers. Tennessee vs. Florida, which aired on ESPN proper earlier than Colorado/Colorado State, took third place with 5.3M.
Colorado now claims three of the 5 most-watched video games of the season. The different two are the highest video games of the primary two weeks, FSU vs. LSU and Texas vs. Alabama.
For comparability, Colorado’s most-watched matchup final season was their Friday night time opener in opposition to TCU, which introduced in about 1.25M viewers on ESPN. This season, that very same opener drew 7.3M individuals.
Next week’s matchup in opposition to No. 10 Oregon is certain to herald fairly the viewers, as Colorado continues its stellar season.