Colorado vs. Colorado State Double-Overtime Thriller Sets ESPN Viewing Record at 9.3 Million

Colorado’s thrilling double-overtime victory against Colorado State, which concluded in the early hours of Sunday in most of the country, achieved a viewership milestone by drawing 9.3 million viewers, making it the most-watched late-night college football game ever broadcast on ESPN.

Coach Deion Sanders’ Colorado team kicked off after 10 p.m. ET and secured the victory at approximately 2:30 a.m. Despite the late hours, it marked ESPN’s fifth-most-watched regular-season game ever aired on the network across all time slots. The typical broadcast window for ESPN college football games averaged around 1.7 million viewers last year.

Furthermore, the game became the most-streamed regular-season college football match in ESPN’s history.

Notably, Colorado’s first two games under Coach Sanders were televised by Fox, both featured in the network’s Big Noon game slot. These matchups against TCU and Nebraska garnered an average of about 8 million viewers for Fox.

Colorado is set to face off against No. 10 Oregon on Saturday in a game scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on ABC.