Thanks to Nick Saban, CBS got its first ratings win of the season with Bama’s pillaging of Texas A&M, while thanks the Tiger Woods, Golf had the largest sporting audience of the weekend not named NFL.
Alabama’s 45-23 win over Texas A&M drew 5.6 million viewers to top the college football ratings. Here are the five most-watched games of the past weekend.
Texas A&M @ Alabama CBS – 2:30 PM 5.6 million
Stanford @ Oregon ABC – 7:00 PM 4.2 million
Georgia @ Missouri ESPN – 11:00 AM 3.3 million
Wisconsin @ Iowa Fox – 7:30 PM 3.3 million
TCU @ Texas Fox – 3:30 PM 2.9 million
At 2:30 PM on FS1 414,000 lost souls actually watched Kansas @ Baylor
Meanwhile Sunday at the FedEx Championships, AKA the Tiger Woods Invitational, 7.2 million tuned in to see Woods cap his comeback with his 80th tour win. To put the Woods Effect into perspective, that is a almost 3 times the number of people (2.4 million) who viewed the 2017 final round.
Saturday 3rd round numbers were just as absurd. While 2.9 million were watching Texas throttle TCU, 3.8 million were watching Woods.