The 92,300 fans in attendance at the Cotton Bowl on Saturday weren’t the only ones who witnessed Texas’ 48-45 win over Oklahoma.
FOX Sports has announced that the 113th edition of the Red River Showdown drew a 4.3 metered market rating. According to the company’s PR department, that was the highest-rated sporting event televised on Saturday. FOX has yet to televise a higher-rated college football game this season.
FOX also aired Texas wins over USC and TCU. UT’s games against Maryland and Kansas State were shown on FS1.
— FOX Sports PR (@FOXSportsPR) October 7, 2018
No. 9 Texas (5-1) will host Baylor (4-2) this upcoming week. The game will be televised on ESPN.
Saturday's #RedRiverShowdown drew 5,608,000 viewers on FOX, making it:
☑️ FOX Sports' most-watched college football game this season
☑️ The day's most-watched sporting event on any network
☑️ The most-watched Red River Showdown since 2011
— FOX Sports PR (@FOXSportsPR) October 9, 2018
UPDATE (Tuesday at 6:00 p.m): According to Nielsen Media Research, Texas and Oklahoma drew 5,608,000 viewers. That was the most-watched Red River Showdown since Oklahoma blew out Texas in 2011’s meeting between the nation’s third- and 11th-ranked teams. With an average-minute streaming audience of 86,765, the Texas/Oklahoma contest was also the most-streamed college football game of the season for FOX Sports.
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