Ratings for Clemson's Game Against Notre Dame Announced by ABC/ESPN

Saturday Night Football’s Notre Dame at Clemson: Most-Viewed Game of the Week, Fourth Best of the Season

ESPN/ABC has been the No. 1 prime-time destination for college football fans throughout the 2015 season and week 5 continued the trend. ABC’s Saturday Night Football featuring then-No. 6 Notre Dame at No. 12 Clemson (8 p.m. ET) was the most-watched game on Saturday, averaging 7,647,000 viewers – the fourth most-watched game of the 2015 season across all networks and up 93% over the similar window in 2014 (Notre Dame at Syracuse).

ABC also televised the most-watched afternoon window when No. 1 Ohio State at Indiana and Texas Tech vs. No. 5 Baylor (3:30 p.m.) , regionalized,  earned 7,298,000 viewers, the second-most-watched game of the day behind the Irish-Tigers matchup and up 36% from the 2014 comparable window (Florida State at North Carolina State and Minnesota at Michigan). Additionally, on WatchESPN, the regionalized window added 101,000 average minute impressions to the TV audience, with 471,000 unique viewers and 23,200,000 live minutes viewed, up 59%, 45%, and 60%, respectively, compared to the same 2014 regional window.

Through week 5, ESPN/ABC has televised the top 6 most-watched games of the 2015 season:



1. 10,585,000
Mon, Sept. 7
8 p.m.
No. 1 Ohio State at Virginia Tech
Sat, Sept 5
8 p.m.
No. 20 Wisconsin vs. No. 3 Alabama
Sat. Sept. 12
8 p.m.
No. 7 Oregon at No. 5 Michigan State
Sat. Oct. 3
8 p.m.
No. 6 Notre Dame at No. 12 Clemson
Sat, Sept. 19
9:15 p.m.
No. 15 Ole Miss at No. 2 Alabama
Sat, Oct. 3
3:30 p.m.
Regional: (No. 1 Ohio State at Indiana/
Texas Tech vs. No. 5 Baylor)


Throughout all of week 5, college football on WatchESPN was viewed on a total of 1,900,000 unique devices that streamed 160,900,000 million minutes, up 99% and 108%, respectively over 2014’s week 5.

More impressively, the 2015 season now accounts for the top 5 college football regular season weeks ever on WatchESPN.

Please note: Texas at No. 4 TCU (noon on ABC) television viewership number is not available until Thu, Oct. 8, and thus not accounted for in this release. All games referenced were on Sat, Oct. 3, and comparable year-over-year games were Sat, Sept. 27, 2014.