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LSU ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS

For Immediate Release - November 8, 2022

LSU’S WIN OVER ALABAMA MOST-WATCHED ESPN REGULAR SEASON GAME SINCE 2016


BATON ROUGE – LSU’s thrilling 32-31 overtime win over Alabama ranks as the most-watched ESPN regular season game since 2016, the network announced on Tuesday.

In a game that featured nine lead changes, LSU clinched the win when quarterback Jayden Daniels found tight end Mason Taylor in the front corner of the endzone for a two-point conversion, lifting the Tigers to the victory. Moments earlier, Daniels scampered 25-yards for a TD setting up LSU’s game-winning two-point conversion.

The LSU-Alabama game delivered 7.6 million viewers, peaking with 10.4 million, becoming ESPN’s most-watched regular season college football game since the Ole Miss-Florida State contest in 2016.

It’s also the most-watched Saturday college football game on the network since 2015 when Ole Miss-Alabama brought in 7.6 million viewers. The LSU-Alabama matchup ranks as the sixth-best Saturday game in the network’s history and stands as the sixth-most watched game on any network this year.

The primetime presentation is ESPN’s most-watched non-NFL telecast since Game 7 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals in May and second most-watched since the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship.

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Mouth16 months
with the world series airing at the same time.
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Genestealer5516 months
Very true…even if most people weren’t excited about Hou vs Philly…that’s still 100s of thousand from those 2 cities fixated on baseball and not football.
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TopWaterTiger 16 months
Goes to show you, like LSU fans, most people like night games!
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Yeti_Chaser16 months
Someone at CBS is getting fired today
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GeauxTGRZ16 months
Should've been on ABC instead of FSU/Miami
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theBru16 months
And what were you expecting? Gumps vs Tigers is always a big draw. But with CBK drawing in the Midwest crowd, it put the game over the top.
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Morpheus16 months
Since I am a part of these awesome numbers I can only expect the appreciation be shown in future royalties some how.
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cajunmud16 months
The cable monopoly with raise your rates to show you their appreciation...haha.
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We bring eyeballs
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strikingoutsince8716 months
UGA vs Vols was 13.3 million for comparison
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HoustonGumbeauxGuy16 months
And think about all the people that were watching the Astros win the World Series, that is a large constituency who would’ve otherwise been watching LSU.
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HoustonGumbeauxGuy16 months
Sorry, this comment was already made. Oops.
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cajunmud16 months
I was watching both!
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Gumbo116 months
Coincidence in 2016? Trump won despite predicted odds. GEAUX T(RUMP)IGERS!!!
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Jabontik16 months
no need to bring politics in here
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eddieray16 months
Considering the attendance, the lead changes, what was on the line, the TV audience, the visiting recruitment prospects, and the win, the whole night was one great advertisement for LSU
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