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Tuning in

Notre Dame was must-see TV this season.

The Irish played in the most watched prime-time college football game this season and were in eight of the top 13 highest rated prime-time games, the university announced Thursday.

Notre Dame's 22-13 win at USC on Nov. 24 was the most-watched prime-time game this season, drawing a 9.4 rating.

The Irish's 30-13 win at Oklahoma was the third-most-watched game.

Other Notre Dame games in the top 13 were the 13-6 home win over Michigan on Sept. 22, the 21-6 win at Boston College on Nov. 10 and the 20-3 win at Michigan State on Sept. 15.

Most watched primetime games

RK

NET

DATE

TELECAST

RAT

VIEWERS (000)

1

ABC

11/24

Notre Dame-USC

9.4

16,059

2

CBS

11/3

Alabama-LSU

6.8

11,349

3

ABC

10/27

Notre Dame-Oklahoma

5.2

8,627

4

ABC

11/17

Stanford-Oregon

5.1

8,347

5

ABC

9/1

Cowboys Classic: Alabama-Michigan

4.8

7,918

6

NBC

9/22

Michigan-Notre Dame

4.0

6,384

7

ESPN

10/13

South Carolina-LSU

3.7

5,978

8

ABC

11/10

Notre Dame-Boston College

3.6

5,755

9

ABC

12/1

Texas-Kansas State

3.3

5,219

10

ABC

10/6

Nebraska-Ohio State

3.1

5,161

11

Fox

12/1

Big Ten Championship: Wisconsin-Nebraska

2.9

5,106

12

ESPN

9/15

Florida-Tennessee

3.1

5,076

13

ABC

9/15

Notre Dame-Michigan State

3.2

4,977

14

ABC

10/20

Baylor-Texas/Florida State-Miami

3.1

4,843

15

Fox

11/30

Pac-12 Championship: Stanford-UCLA

3.0

4,872

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