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NBC Sees Big Drop In Notre Dame Audience From '18

Notre Dame games averaged just over 2.13 million viewers on NBC this season, likely marking the net's lowest figure yet for a season of Irish football. That figure comes as Notre Dame had a relatively down season (9-2 entering Saturday's regular-season finale), a weaker home schedule (no Michigan in '19) and only one primetime matchup. NBC is down 37% from last season (3.44 million viewers), when the Irish went undefeated en route to the CFP semifinals. That was NBC's best figure in six years. NBC's best Irish audience this season was 3.2 million viewers for the primetime game against USC. The low was 1.3 million viewers for a game against Bowling Green, which also was NBC's lowest Notre Dame mark since '14. Numbers should pick up next season, as NBC will have Notre Dame games against big names like Clemson and Wisconsin.

NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL ON NBC
SEASON
GAMES
VIEWERS (000)
'19
7
2,138
'18
7
3,443
'17*
6
2,742
'16
7
2,814
'15*
6
2,954

NOTES: * = Excludes any game on NBCSN

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