ESPN's College GameDay set a show record on Saturday.
This past Saturday's College GameDay was the most-watched episode in the history of the show, ESPN said this evening.
College GameDayPresented by The Home Depot from Ohio State on Saturday, Nov. 26 (9 a.m. – noon ET), was the show’s most-watched regular-season episode on record (382 episodes), garnering a total live audience of 2,682,000 average viewers.
ESPN’s TV audience (2,614,000 viewers) is the largest for the show since November 24, 2007, from Kansas City – which includes all episodes since the show expanded to three hours in 2013 – and is the second best for the program. Saturday was the most-streamed episode of GameDay, earning an average minute audience of 68,000 viewers.
Saturday’s College GameDay began with a special start time in advance of the epic showdown between Michigan and Ohio State, with the extra two hours (7 a.m. – 9 a.m.) delivering a total live audience of 885,000 average viewers.
There were a ton of eyes on Columbus on Saturday. The Ohio State-Michigan game was the most-watched college football contest on ABC in a decade.