It’s the biggest overnight rating of the 2012 college football season by far, outdistancing the previous high for the season, Alabama-LSU on CBS.
Last night, the ESPN-produced Notre Dame-USC game on ABC received a stunning 10.3 overnight rating. This from ESPN PR maven Mike Humes.
Huge Saturday for ABC: Michigan-Ohio St does 6.3 overnight, Florida-Florida St a 5.6 & Notre Dame-USC a BIG 10.3
— Mike Humes (@MikeHumesESPN) November 25, 2012
ESPN’s Darren Rovell says last night’s regular season finale for both Notre Dame and USC outpaced two BCS games from last season.
ND-USC gets a 10.3 overnight rating. How big is that? Last year’s Rose Bowl and Fiesta Bowl averaged a 9.4 overnight rating.
— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) November 25, 2012
The previous overnight high for this season was 7.0 for the Alabama-LSU game on CBS.
One has to think that having Notre Dame in the BCS National Championship Game in January will bring monster numbers for ESPN.