Clemson-Notre Dame on Nov. 7 Ranked as Most-Watched “Notre Dame On NBC” Game in 27 Years and Most-Watched College Football Game of the Season with 10.17 Million Viewers
Notre Dame on NBC Averaging TAD of 5.27 Million Viewers Through Four Games in 2020; Best Start to Season in 15 Years
STAMFORD, Conn. – Nov. 19, 2020 – Two weeks after Notre Dame’s historic upset of then-No. 1 Clemson, NBC Sports will replay the double-overtime thriller “instant classic” this Saturday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Notre Dame’s 47-40 victory in double overtime, which propelled them to No. 2 in the country, was punctuated by RB Kyren Williams’s three-yard touchdown run before the Fighting Irish stopped Clemson with two sacks on the Tigers’ final possession. Williams rushed for 140 yards and three touchdowns and QB Ian Book passed for 310 yards and a touchdown and added 67 yards on the ground in the win.
The top-five clash between Notre Dame and Clemson averaged a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of 10.17 million viewers on NBC – making it the most-watched college football game of the 2020 season and the second-most watched Notre Dame on NBC game on record, based on Nielsen official national data & digital data from Adobe Analytics.
In NBC Sports’ 30-year history of broadcasting Notre Dame Football games, Clemson-Notre Dame now ranks behind only the “Game of the Century” between No. 2 Notre Dame and No. 1 Florida State in 1993 (22.02 million viewers). The Fighting Irish’s 47-40 double-overtime victory over the nation’s top-ranked team was also the most-watched ND on NBC primetime game on record.
Through four^ games on NBC this season, Notre Dame matchups are averaging a Total Audience Delivery of 5.27 million viewers, the best start to the Notre Dame season since 2005 (four games; 6.106 million P2+).
*Viewership does not include the portion of the game that was interrupted on NBC by coverage of President-elect Joe Biden’s speech.
^Does not include Notre Dame-South Florida game on Sept. 19 that was televised on USA Network.
NBC Sports’ coverage of 2020 Notre Dame Football concludes on Saturday, Dec. 5, when the Fighting Irish host the Syracuse Orange at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
|REMAINING 2020 NBC NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL SCHEDULE|
|Sat., Dec. 5||2:30 p.m.||Syracuse||NBC|
This year, NBC Sports Group and Notre Dame kicked off their 30th season. NBC Sports Group and the University of Notre Dame began their landmark Notre Dame Football relationship in 1991 and have renewed the partnership numerous times. The current agreement runs through the 2025 season.