Texas coach Charlie Strong celebrates after the Longhorns beat the Oklahoma Sooners, 24-17, during the AT&T Red River Showdown at the Cotton Bowl on October 10, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)


Texas-Oklahoma game most watched of the week

Posted October 15th, 2015



Folks said there was no buzz leading up to last Saturday’s Texas-Oklahoma game.

Television ratings suggest otherwise.


The 24-17 Longhorn upset of the then 10th-ranked Sooners, was the most watched contest of the week , ESPN  announced Thursday.

The game drew 4.992 million viewers, making it the most watched Texas-OU game since 2011.

According to ESPN, the Texas-OU viewership was up 18% from last year, 6% from 2013 and 12% from 2012.

For context:

The ESPN prime-time game featuring Arkansas at Alabama was watched by 4.835 million.

The ABC prime-time contest of Miami at Florida State was viewed by 3.502 million.

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