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Audience Analysis: Labor Day CFB Flat; Big3 Title Game Down

ESPN averaged 5.6 million viewers for Notre Dame-Louisville on Monday night, flat with Virginia Tech-Florida State in the same Labor Day window last year. Two years ago, Tennessee-Georgia Tech in the same window drew only 5.1 million viewers. Meanwhile, ESPN on Saturday morning drew 1.8 million viewers for “College GameDay,” down from 1.9 million viewers in Week 1 last year.

NOTES: NBCSN on Sunday night drew 1.9 million viewers for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bojangles Southern 500. The race began at 10:14pm ET due to weather. Last year, the race started at 7:15pm and drew 2.7 million viewers....The Big3 championship drew 674,000 viewers on CBS on Sunday afternoon, down sharply from just over 1 million viewers on Fox in primetime last year.

The chart below lists viewership figures for select recent sports telecasts.

TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME (ET)
RAT.
VIEWERS
(000)
College football: Oregon-Auburn
8/31
ABC
7:37-11:30pm
4.0
6,863
College football: Houston-Oklahoma
9/1
ABC
7:35-11:15pm
3.0
5,442
College football: Duke-Alabama
8/31
ABC
3:30-7:00pm
2.8
4,641
College football: FAU-Ohio State
8/31
Fox
12:00-3:00pm
1.6
2,620
College football: Northwestern-Stanford
8/31
Fox
4:05-7:45pm
1.3
2,018
College football: Ole Miss-Memphis
8/31
ABC
12:01-3:15pm
1.2
1,883
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series:
Bojangles Southern 500 (Darlington)*
9/1
NBCSN
10:14pm-1:59am
1.1
1,855
U.S. Open: third round
8/31
ESPN2
6:54-10:00pm
1.1
1,833
College football: Georgia-Vanderbilt
8/31
ESPN
7:30-10:59pm
1.0
1,822
College football: Wisconsin-USF
8/30
ESPN
7:52-11:10pm
1.1
1,801
College football: South Alabama-Nebraska
8/31
ESPN
12:00-3:31pm
1.0
1,780
"College GameDay"
8/31
ESPN
9:00am-12:00pm
n/a
1,768
NASCAR Xfinity Series:
Sport Clips VFW 200 (Darlington)
8/31
NBC
4:11-6:00pm
1.1
1,701
College football: Utah-BYU
8/29
ESPN
10:24pm-1:14am
1.0
1,679
College football: Fresno State-USC
8/31
ESPN
10:59pm-2:22am
1.0
1,649
College football: UCLA-Cincinnati
8/29
ESPN
6:59-10:24pm
1.1
1,630
U.S. Open: Round of 16
9/1
ESPN
11:00am-7:00pm
1.0
1,544
Premier Boxing Champions:
Erislandy Landa-Ramon Alvarez
8/31
Fox
8:00-10:11pm
0.7
1,104
NTT IndyCar Series: Grand Prix of Portland
9/1
NBC
3:42-5:45pm
0.7
1,101
Track & Field: IAAF Diamond League (taped)
9/1
NBC
1:00-3:00pm
0.7
975
Liga MX: Chivas-Cruz Azul
8/31
Univision
10:05pm-12:12am
0.5
933
Liga MX: Leon-Tigres UANL
8/31
Univision
7:55-10:05pm
0.5
853
World's Strongest Man finals (taped)
9/1
CBS
1:00-2:00pm
0.6
852
Liga MX: Club America-Atlas
8/30
UniMas
9:55pm-12:13am
0.4
807
EPL: Liverpool-Burnley
8/31
NBC
12:30-2:45pm
0.5
721
NFL Films: "A Lifetime of Sundays"
9/1
ABC
3:30-5:00pm
0.5
697
Basketball: Big3 Championship
9/1
CBS
3:00-5:00pm
0.5
674
"World of X Games"
9/1
ABC
2:00-3:00pm
0.3
481

NOTE: * = Race was scheduled to start at 7:00pm ET but was delayed by weather.

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