Ohio State-Notre Dame went head-to-head Saturday night in South Bend. A top-10 matchup with all the hype to go with it, the action on the field lived up to the billing and came down to the final play of the game.

Coming out of Week 4, NBC has announced the game produced a massive ratings number for the network. The dramatic win for the Buckeyes averaged 10.5 million viewers, giving NBC it’s most-watched regular-season game since the 1993 “Game of the Century” between Notre Dame and Florida State.

The primetime matchup peaked at 14.2 million viewers during Ohio State’s last-minute game-winning drive from 10:30-10:45 p.m. ET. The game is also the most matched primetime game of the regular season across any network since 2018 (Labor Day weekend excluded).


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Here are some other highlights from the broadcast numbers:

  • The Average Minute Audience (AMA) of 605,000 viewers for Saturday night’s live stream via Peacock and NBC Sports Digital platforms marks NBC Sports’ most-streamed college football simulcast.
  • Viewership for Ohio State-Notre Dame peaked at 14 million from 10:30-10:45 p.m. ET, as the Buckeyes drove for the game-winning score (a one-yard run with one second remaining).
  • Excluding the Labor Day holiday weekend, Saturday night’s matchup is the most-watched primetime regular-season college football game on any network since 2018.
  • Ohio State-Notre Dame (7:37 p.m.-11 p.m. ET) registered a national NBC-TV household rating of 5.1/16.