ESPN numbers solid for Arkansas-Texas A&M

By: Matt Jones Matt Jones's Twitter account
Published: Thursday, September 29, 2022
An ESPN cameraman is shown prior to a game between Arkansas and Texas A&M on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, in Arlington, Texas.
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An ESPN cameraman is shown prior to a game between Arkansas and Texas A&M on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, in Arlington, Texas.

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas-Texas A&M was cable’s most-watched college football game last weekend. 

The Aggies’ 23-21 victory over the Razorbacks at AT&T Stadium averaged 3.5 million viewers on ESPN. A peak audience total was not available.

It was the Razorbacks’ most-watched game this year, eclipsing an audience of 2.9 million for Arkansas’ 31-24 victory over Cincinnati on Sept. 3. 

Three college football games on over-the-air networks averaged larger audiences than Arkansas-Texas A&M last week.

CBS had the week's most-watched game between Tennessee and Florida, which averaged 5.5 million. The Volunteers won 38-33 after holding off a fourth-quarter comeback by the Gators. 

ABC averaged more than 4.5 million for Ohio State’s 52-21 victory over Wisconsin in primetime. FOX averaged more than 4.3 million for its early-window game that saw Michigan defeat Maryland 34-27. 

ABC’s afternoon telecast of Notre Dame’s 45-23 win at North Carolina averaged slightly less than Arkansas-Texas A&M.

The 20th-ranked Razorbacks are likely to play in front of a larger audience Saturday when they host No. 2 Alabama on CBS.

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