Ratings: Michigan-Ohio State College Football Draws Record 16.7 Million

Matt Webb Mitovich

Saturday afternoon’s college football match-up between Michigan and Ohio State drew 16.65 million total viewers to ABC, making it the most-watched regular season game with a noon ET kickoff on record.

The Buckeyes’ 30-27 win over the Wolverines also stands as one of the Top 5 most-watched regular season college football games ever.

For ABC, it marks the most-watched college football contest in more than 10 years, since the 2006 Michigan-OSU match-up (with a 3:30 pm kickoff) drew north of 21 million viewers — the network’s largest audience ever for a regular season game.

ABC now claims the two most-watched college football games this season, with Notre Dame-Texas (airing Sept. 4) placing second with just shy of 11 million viewers.

Related stories

NBC Legend Grant Tinker Dead at 91

Matt Lauer Staying Put at Today Show

Drunk History and Lin-Manuel Miranda Take on Hamilton: The Highlights

Get more from TVLine: Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Newsletter