NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL ON NBC AVERAGING NEARLY 4 MILLION VIEWERS THROUGH TWO GAMES
Two-Game Average Best Since 2012, Up 15% vs. Last Year
Georgia Tech - Notre Dame Viewership Up 76% vs. NBC's First Afternoon Broadcast of 2014 Season
3.1 Million Live Minutes Streamed Via NBC Sports Live Extra
Stamford, Conn. - September 23, 2015 - Through two games this season, Notre Dame Football on NBC has averaged nearly 4 million viewers (3.9 million), NBC's best two-game viewership average since 2012 (4.5 million), according to national ratings released yesterday by The Nielsen Company.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish's 30-22 victory over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets this past Saturday averaged 3.7 million viewers and drew a 2.39 HH rating, up 76% and 77% respectively vs. NBC's first afternoon game broadcast last year (Rice, 2.1 million viewers / 1.35 HH). Viewership of the game peaked with nearly 4.4 million average viewers and a 2.92 HH rating.
As previously reported, NBC Sports' broadcast of Notre Dame's season opening game against the Texas Longhorns on September 5 averaged 4.1 million viewers and drew a 2.42 HH rating, ranking as the most-watched and highest-rated season opening Notre Dame Football game on NBC in nine years.
NBC Sports Live Extra's digital coverage of Georgia Tech - Notre Dame also posted record traffic. In total, 3.1 million live minutes were streamed across all platforms, the most ever for an authenticated Notre Dame Football game on NBC Sports Live Extra. The presentation delivered 62,000 unique viewers.
TOP METERED MARKETS FOR GEORGIA TECH - NOTRE DAME:
RANK MARKET RATING
1 Atlanta 7.31
2 Greenville 5.80
3 Indianapolis 5.53
4 Las Vegas 4.56
5 Ft. Meyers 4.24
6 Jacksonville 4.03
7 Austin 3.82
8 Norfolk 3.64
9 Greensboro 3.42
10 Cincinnati 3.37
NBC's third Notre Dame Football home game will air on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET and features the Fighting Irish against the UMass Minutemen. NBC Sports Group's 2015 Notre Dame Football coverage also includes primetime match-ups vs. storied rival USC on Saturday, October 17, at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC from South Bend, Ind., and vs. Boston College on Saturday, November 21, at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, as part of the Shamrock Series at Fenway Park in Boston, Mass.
Listed below is a complete schedule of NBC Sports Group's remaining coverage of the 2015 Notre Dame Football season.
REMAINING 2015 NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL GAMES ON NBC/NBCSN
DATE TIME OPPONENT LOCATION NETWORK
Sat., Sept 26 3:30 p.m. UMass South Bend, Ind. NBC
Sat., Oct. 10 3:30 p.m. Navy South Bend, Ind. NBC
Sat., Oct. 17 7:30 p.m. USC South Bend, Ind. NBC
Sat., Nov. 14 3:30 p.m. Wake Forest South Bend, Ind. NBC
Sat., Nov. 21 7:30 p.m. Boston College Boston, Mass. NBCSN*
*Shamrock Series game from Fenway Park (All Times ET)