When the Irish made their way into Los Angeles for their matchup with the Trojans on Saturday, you knew the Irish faithful would travel well to see their team have a shot at making it to Miami to play in the title game. What you maybe didn’t know, is they also stayed home in amazing fashion in front of their TV’s. The game which showed off the lack of coaching skills by Lane Kiffin, and sent the Irish to Miami pulled in easily the highest ratings for a college football game this season.
According to Sports Media Watch::
The latest edition of “Saturday Night Football,” pitting #1 Notre Dame against unranked Southern Cal, earned a 10.3 overnight rating on ABC — up 151% from Notre Dame/Stanford last year (4.1), and up 98% from regional action featuring Oklahoma/Oklahoma State in 2010 (5.2).
The 10.3 overnight is easily the highest of the season for college football on any network, sailing past the previous high of 7.0 for Alabama/Louisiana State on CBS two weeks earlier.